Aug 252010
 August 25, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

Sarah Schmidt reports:

The clock has run out on Facebook to revamp its privacy rules to avoid a public showdown with Canada’s privacy czar over how it protects the personal information of its 500 million users worldwide.

After announcing in July 2009 that the social media giant was operating outside of Canada’s private-sector privacy law, privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart struck a deal with Facebook. It gave the California company one year to change or face the risk of being hauled before a federal judge to compel Facebook to implement the commissioner’s directives to provide users more detailed control over their personal information and to curtail the access of outside software and website developers to their data.

Now Stoddart is set to issue her assessment on whether Facebook has lived up to its list of undertakings to bring the company on side with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.


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