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Student To Bring Facebook Concerns to EC

PRIVACY LAW—EU & IRELAND

April 3, 2012

The student who challenged Facebook's data collection policies may complain to the European Commission that Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has not yet brought the site into compliance, The Irish Times reports. Max Schrems is "also considering a case in the Irish courts" over the social network's data collection policies. In December, the DPC "issued a report and to-do list to make Facebook compliant before a second audit in July," with Facebook working toward "simpler explanations of its privacy policies" by March 31. A DPC official has said that while that deadline was not met, Facebook is "very engaged, I'm seeing a lot of effort and response."
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