Oct 272011
 October 27, 2011  Posted by  Business, Laws, Non-U.S.

Privacy watchdogs began an on-site investigation Tuesday of Facebook’s regional office in Ireland, FoxNews.com has learned, following sensational accusations that the company is creating extensive “shadow profiles” of non-users.

The eye-popping assertion came in a complaint filed in August by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, which alleges that users are encouraged to hand over the personal data of others. That includes “sensitive data such as political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation and so forth” — and Facebook is storing it all up in its databases.

Despite the company’s firm denials, the Data Protection Office began hunting for evidence on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to back up those claims.

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