Germany’s consumer minister, who vowed to delete her Facebook account in protest at the networking site’s privacy policies, called Monday for an Internet “honour code” to protect personal data.
“We need an honour code … 10 golden rules – short, sharp and clear,” Ilse Aigner told Die Welt daily in an interview.
“Such rules can only come from the Internet community. It would be good if users themselves made suggestions. We could base them on social networks that already have a ‘netiquette’.
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While Germany has taken a stronger stand on data protection than the U.S. when it comes to Facebook, Google, and Apple, Kevin O’Brien of the New York Times reports that Germans continue to flock to their sites and devices.