Ontario privacy commissioner admonishes Facebook

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Ontario privacy commissioner admonishes Facebook

Postby Egaladeist » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:15 pm

Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has harsh words for those not making privacy a priority -- namely Facebook and public organizations in Ontario that neglected to encrypt sensitive data.

Facebook failed to put privacy first with its recent changes to the popular social networking site, she says. Many angry Facebook users called the commissioner's office to complain that the default for many of their privacy settings was set to be public in mid-December.

Last July, Canada's Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddard, released findings of the initial probe that found Facebook was not in compliance with Canadian privacy legislation.

Facebook agreed to make widespread changes to its privacy policy, and overhaul a third-party application system to allow greater control over what information such applications could access.

But recent changes aren't going in the right direction, says a statement from Elizabeth Denham, Assistant Privacy Commissioner.

http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/h ... p?id=56227
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