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South Korea Latest To Call for Facebook Privacy Changes

SOCIAL NETWORKING

December 10, 2010

Within days of a demand by South Korea's telecoms regulator for changes to Facebook's privacy policy, the world's largest social network has announced it has launched new mobile privacy controls. "The Korea Communications Commission joins an international chorus of criticism over Facebook's handling of personal information," the Financial Times reports, noting, "Authorities in Canada and Germany have been among the most vocal." The Korea Communications Commission has said the way the social network notifies users about the collection of personal information and gathered their consent remains "inadequate." Facebook has 30 days to submit a compliance plan, the report states, or could face fines or other actions.
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