Canada to probe Facebook privacy

Canada’s privacy commissioner has started a second investigation into social networking site Facebook.The fresh probe is in response to a series of complaints about the privacy policies of the site.The complaint concerns a tool that Facebook introduced in late 2009 that makes users of the site review their privacy settings. see:Canada investigates Facebook again over privacy [Reuters]
Canada’s privacy czar, who got Facebook to agree last year to better protect users’ personal information, will launch a new investigation over complaints that the changes sometimes make things worse.The office of Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said on Wednesday the investigation would focus on a tool introduced by the social networking website last month that requires users to review their privacy settings.

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