Sarah Schmidt follows up on an announcement earlier today by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada by pointing out that although the Privacy Commissioner was satisfied that Facebook had complied with previously raised issues, new concerns have arisen:
Canada’s privacy watchdog on Wednesday announced fresh investigations into new Facebook features after concluding the social media giant has solved other privacy problems dating back to 2008.
Privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said Facebook has done enough over the past year to satisfy concerns raised in a sweeping 2008 complaint into how Facebook stored and shared personal information of its users. But Stoddart said the pace of change at the site means fresh privacy concerns have arisen with the new “Like” button and Facebook’s invitation feature, which suggests friends to new users.
Independent investigations into these features are now ongoing, Stoddart announced Wednesday.
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