May 222010
 
 May 22, 2010  Business, Non-U.S.

Sarah Schmidt reports:

Facebook likely will be hauled before a federal judge in Canada by the fall for thumbing its nose at the country’s privacy watchdog, online privacy experts predict.

The furor over privacy settings and how the social networking shares personal information with outside companies has been growing for the past few months, with Canada’s privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart now speaking openly about the possibility of a fresh investigation into Facebook for new violations of Canada’s private sector privacy act.

“Although they’ve done some things right, in a few areas, they seem to have gone in the opposite direction, and that’s been disappointing,” spokeswoman Anne-Marie Hayden said Friday.

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