Regulators Want Answers on Data Handling
SOCIAL NETWORKING—EUROPEJuly 13, 2011
Norway's data protection agency (DPA) last week sent 45 questions to Facebook on behalf of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and itself, asking for information on the site's handling of users' information. AFP reports that the inquiry included questions about the use of members' photos and stated preferences as well as information collected when they click the "like" button, among others. The DPAs have given the company until the end of August to answer the questions. "Despite the fact that Facebook is continuously working on improving information to its members, it is unclear what information Facebook collects and how this is used and passed on," said Bjoern Erik Thon of the Norwegian DPA.