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Regulator: Social Network Violates Privacy Protections

PRIVACY LAW—SOUTH KOREA

December 8, 2010

A South Korean regulator has announced that Facebook has breached the country's data privacy laws, IDG News reports. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has also criticized the social network's handling of personal information as well as its privacy policy, stating that the company needs to improve how it acquires user consent. "Facebook violates the regulations on protection of privacy in information networks," according to the KCC, which has said Facebook now has 30 days to respond to the complaint.
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