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Commissioner Launching New Investigation


September 23, 2010

The Ottawa Citizen reports on the announcement yesterday by Canada's privacy commissioner that though Facebook has resolved privacy concerns raised in a 2008 complaint, she will launch fresh investigations into new features on the site. Commissioner Stoddart will explore concerns about Facebook's "like" and invitation features, which didn't exist at the time of her yearlong investigation in 2008. Stoddart says the pace of change has created these new privacy concerns. The like button allows users to vote on products and media stories and allows Facebook to collect information about the users' viewing habits and IP addresses, the report states.
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