European Data Protection Digest

One Company's Privacy Dilemma

SOCIAL NETWORKING

April 13, 2012

The Guardian reports on "Facebook's $100 billion privacy dilemma." As the company moves toward its public offering, it faces two obstacles--"its contempt for privacy and Wall Street's frothy expectations," the report states. Since the site makes most of its money from advertisements, "if it does not play the privacy game well," users and lawmakers may demand limited data use. "Facebook's future relies in great part on its ability to wisely adjust its privacy dials," the report states, "even at the expense of its shareholders' dreams."
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