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Commissioner Seeks Input on Facebook Privacy Changes

SOCIAL NETWORKING—NEW ZEALAND

June 4, 2010

The Privacy Commission is seeking input from New Zealanders on Facebook's new privacy settings, The New Zealand Herald reports. Assistant Privacy Commissioner Katrine Evans said Wednesday it is "disappointing" that the world's largest social networking site has taken so long to act on privacy problems, adding that "good privacy is good business." The commission is gathering input on the changes via e-mail. Evans said time alone will tell whether users approve of the changes. "We are in touch with other overseas privacy commissioners and will be working with them on this," Evans said. "A multinational response is the best way to deal with multinational issues."
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