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Working Party: Facebook Changes "Unacceptable"

PRIVACY LAW—EU

May 13, 2010

Following its 75th plenary session, held in Brussels this week, the Article 29 Working Party sent a letter to Facebook informing the social networking site that "it is unacceptable that the company fundamentally changed the default settings on its social networking platform to the detriment of a user," according to a press release issued Wednesday. The Working Party is calling for default settings that allow users to self-select the contacts that will be able to view their information as well as for maximum user control when it comes to third-party applications on social networks. Also at this week's session, the group met with representatives from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to exchange views on international enforcement issues.
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