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Facebook Delays Policy Changes


March 23, 2012

Facebook has received enough comments about planned changes to its privacy policy that is has delayed its implementation, ZDNet reports. Approximately 526 comments were made in English, while 36,878 comments were made in German, according to the report. German officials have been critical of the proposed changes, claiming they violate German and EU privacy laws. In a press release, data protection authorities in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein said the changes place more of the privacy responsibilities on the users rather than the company. Mortiz Karg, a spokesman for Hamburg's data protection authority, said, "It's the user's right to decide what happens to their data." Officials are also skeptical of the company's use of facial recognition technology, PCWorld reports. Karg added, "We are actually working on an order to change that."
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