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A Look At One Site's Privacy Changes

SOCIAL NETWORKING

November 11, 2011

Financial Times reports on Facebook's history with privacy regulators. Most recently, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said she's "disappointed" that Facebook has "gone in a direction that is not in line with privacy." But the company's first brush with privacy regulators came in July 2009 with a report from Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart on its "serious privacy gaps." The report incited changes to the company's privacy policy that limited the amount of data third-party applications could collect and required specifications on personal information accessed. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg called the company's changes "a pretty big overhaul to the system we have." (Registration may be required to access this story.)   

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