Friday, July 17, 2009

Canada echoes EU: Facebook breaking privacy law

Social networking sites raise some interesting questions for privacy law. However, some practices — such as Facebook giving all third-party applications access to users' and their friends' personal data — are just inexplicable. Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart yesterday echoed the EU's Article 29 Working Party in telling Facebook to improve their level of privacy protection or face legal action.

Michael Geist has more.

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