Mar 242010
 March 24, 2010  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S., Online

Frank Jordans of the Associated Press reports:

You have been tagged in 12 photos. Even if you’re not signed up to the Web site.

European regulators are investigating whether the practice of posting photos, videos and other information about people on sites such as Facebook without their consent is a breach of privacy laws.

The Swiss and German probes go to the heart of a debate that has gained momentum in Europe amid high-profile privacy cases: To what extent are social networking platforms responsible for the content their members upload?


Swiss and German data protection commissioners are demanding that Facebook explain its practice of allowing users to upload e-mail addresses, photographs and other personal details about people who haven’t signed up to the site.

Read more in the Chicago Tribune.

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