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Social Network Defends Privacy Measures

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

March 25, 2011

Via teleconference in front of an Australian Senate committee, Facebook's head of privacy said children under age 13 are not tolerated on the social networking site. Responding to allegations that children under 13 were in fact accessing the site, Chief Privacy Adviser Mozelle Thompson said the company removes nearly 20,000 underage users globally each day. "This is something we work on all the time," Thompson said, adding that the company is recruiting a cybersafety policy expert to be based in Australia, ABC News reports. The company is also collaborating with the Australian Federal Police and is working on an online safety guide, the report states.
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