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Commissioner: Kids' Networking Site Breached Law

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA

March 1, 2012

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says her office's first investigation into a social networking site for youngsters has highlighted flaws that must be addressed in order to bring Nexopia into compliance with Canadian privacy law. "Our investigation found Nexopia has inappropriate default privacy settings; provided inadequate information about a number of privacy practices, and keeps personal information indefinitely--even after people select a 'Delete Account' option," Stoddart says. "While we had good cooperation from Nexopia throughout our investigation, and we're pleased that the organization has agreed to implement most of our recommendations, some important issues remain outstanding."
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