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Facebook Offering "More Disclosure" About Data Storage

SOCIAL NETWORKING

April 13, 2012

The New York Times reports that in an attempt "to address criticism of the social network's privacy practices," Facebook has said it will give users "an expanded, downloadable archive of the many types of data on individuals that the company stores and tracks." The announcement came in the form of a post on Facebook's privacy blog that indicated the site would expand its "Download Your Information" archive. Max Schrems, a law student who has challenged Facebook's data collection practices in the EU, responded, "We welcome that Facebook users are now getting more access to their data, but Facebook is still not in line with the European Data Protection Law." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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