Is Facebook a privacy concern?

The popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook has sparked spirited debate around the privacy of users, but experts are divided on whether sites really breach user privacy.Sal Humphreys, a researcher at Queensland University of Technology’s ARC centre of excellence for the creative industries and innovation, said many users don’t realise what information they’re giving away when they click the ‘I accept’ button when registering with a social networking site.”The thinking is that that law and policy really need to catch up, but we are also looking at what is appropriate and what can work,” said Dr Humphreys. “What can work to maintain protection and at the same time not stifle innovation.”There are a whole lot of complex issues here that policy markers and the law need to consider and it’s just lagging behind the practice somewhat .”
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