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 July 22, 2009  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Online

Australian authorities are looking into whether Facebook is in breach of local privacy laws in the way it handles user data.

A report released by Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart last week found “serious” flaws in some of the social networking site’s practises.

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Australian Privacy Commissioner Kartin Curtis this week said her office was investigating the findings of the report and whether they breached local law.

“My office is examining the report of the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s year-long investigation into a complaint it had received against Facebook,” said Ms Curtis.

“A number of the privacy issues raised… could arise under the Australian Privacy Act.

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