Sep 052011
 September 5, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Roisin Burke reports:

Facebook faces a major probe by the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) following ‘big brother’ type privacy complaints.

Facebook’s Dublin HQ will be subject to a massive audit by the Irish watchdog after a group in Austria lodged 17 complaints, claiming that even after Facebookers delete information the social media giant’s Dublin HQ keeps everything: data on who you’ve poked, tagged, ‘liked’, emailed, phone numbers — even information on sexual orientation and political views. It can amount to thousands of pages of information about you, the group, called Europe Versus Facebook, asserts.

Every Facebook user outside the US and Canada is protected by Irish privacy law as the company’s international headquarters is here.


Thanks to Brian Honan for pointing this matter out to me.

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