Thursday, 22 December 2011

International Headquarters-Privacy Protection-Privacy Policies-North America-Investigation

Facebook to boost privacy after Irish probe



Facebook to boost privacy after Irish probe
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers his keynote address at the Facebook f8 Developers Conference in San Francisco

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Facebook agreed on Wednesday to overhaul privacy protection for more than half a billion users outside North America, after a three-month investigation found that its privacy policies were overly complex and lacked transparency. The probe by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) at the U.S. group's international headquarters in Dublin said users were at risk of unknowingly publicizing personal details. For example, users might not be aware that uploading their photos made them publicly searchable until they change the setting on their Facebook page. ... read more..

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