Jul. 17th, 2009

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Facebook breaches Canadian privacy law: commissioner

According to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Facebook's sharing of personal information with developers breaches Canadian privacy law, specifically the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents ACT (PIPEDA). The commission's report cited four points that breached the act (insufficient safeguards for what information is given to developers, the indefinite retention of information from deactivated accounts, the retention of information from the accounts of deceased people "for memorial purposes", and allowing users to provide information about non-users without their consent) and made recommendations about how these issues could be addressed.

January 2010

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