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Lawmakers Say Social Network’s Response is Lacking

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

January 10, 2012

Two lawmakers are not impressed with Facebook's recent response to their inquiry over the company's online tracking practices, The Hill reports. Citing the company's recent application for a U.S. patent that would allow for tracking methods and Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan's recent response to the lawmakers' inquiry on the topic, Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) say they are dissatisfied. "Facebook seems to be saying one thing and doing another," Barton said, while Markey added that he remains "concerned about unanswered questions about how Facebook uses consumers' personal information" and plans "to follow up with Facebook on this matter and work with my colleagues in Congress to investigate."
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