Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Canada's Privacy Commissioner: I ♥ Facebook

According to Canada's Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, Facebook's privacy protections have come a long way, indeed.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada published a news release today, Privacy Commissioner completes Facebook review, setting out its findings, after a review of the social media site's controversial privacy policies and practises:

OTTAWA, September 22, 2010 – The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has finished reviewing the changes that Facebook implemented as a result of her investigation of the social networking site and has concluded that the issues raised in the complaint have been resolved to her satisfaction.

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart today issued the following statement:

The changes Facebook has put in place in response to concerns we raised as part of our investigation last year are reasonable and meet the expectations set out under Canadian privacy law.

The investigation has resulted in many significant changes. Facebook has put in place measures to limit the sharing of personal information with third-party application developers and is now providing users with clear information about its privacy practices.

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- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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