European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Debunks Privacy Bug Fears

SOCIAL NETWORKING—FRANCE

September 27, 2012

In the wake of concerns raised by newspapers over Facebook posts, the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) is debunking rumors of a privacy bug in the social network’s Timeline feature, GigaOM reports. “The investigation came after the French tabloid Metro reported on Monday that private messages were appearing unexpectedly on users’ Timelines,” the report states, noting other European newspapers and U.S. tech publications picked up on the story. The CNIL has “accepted Facebook’s explanation that the ‘messages’ were simply old public wall posts that became visible once more,” the report states.
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