Canada to probe Facebook privacy
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 29/01/2010 00:31
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.
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.