Canadian Privacy Commissioner Holding Press Conference This Morning on Facebook

jennifer-stoddartThe Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, voiced concerns last month over Facebook’s compliance with Canadian privacy laws after a report by the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic was critical of some of Facebook’s practices. At the time, Facebook said several of the issues have already been resolved, and that additional updates would be coming soon to “address any remaining concerns.”

Now, after a month of “discussion and negotiations with Facebook,” Stoddart is planning to hold a news conference this morning to announce the actions it and Facebook are taking. Stoddart’s office has previously said they have concerns with the complexity of Facebook’s privacy settings, how Facebook handles deleted accounts, and application security. We’ll let you know what changes have come about when they’re announced.

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3 Responses to “Canadian Privacy Commissioner Holding Press Conference This Morning on Facebook”

  1. Candian Privacy Commissioner Holding Press Conference This Morning … « Blogging says:

    [...] See the rest here:  Candian Privacy Commissioner Holding Press Conference This Morning … [...]

  2. Significant Changes to the Way Facebook Applications Can Access User Data are Coming Soon says:

    [...] a result of its dialogue with the privacy commissioner of Canada, Facebook this morning announced significant changes to the ways application developers have access [...]

  3. aclunc says:

    Want to understand what this all means and how to change your Facebook privacy settings now to better protect your personal information? Check out the ACLU of Northern California Facebook Privacy Quiz at http://apps.facebook.com/aclunc_privacy_quiz/

    More info at our blog at http://www.aclunc.org/techblog.

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