European Data Protection Digest

Group Says Social Network Is Responding To Requests

DATA PROTECTION

September 23, 2011

After urging people to request the personal data the world's largest social network has stored on them, Austrian-based Europe v. Facebook says the site is working on "a system to automatically process access requests." ZDNet reports that the organisation believes the site's current system, which sometimes results in a 30-day wait on requests for information, contravenes European privacy law and that the information users can download on their own only includes information they have uploaded, but not information others have posted on them. Europe v. Facebook began its campaign in August by submitting 16 complaints to the data protection commissioner in Ireland, the company's base country for operations outside of the U.S.  
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