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Privacy Practices Up-to-Par, Facebook Audit Reveals

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 26, 2013

Facebook has said an independent audit shows that its privacy practices are sufficient, the Associated Press reports. As part of its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Facebook is required to undergo such independent audits. The company submitted the findings to the FTC on Monday. According to the report, the audit revealed that Facebook’s privacy practices meet or exceed FTC requirements. Facebook Chief Privacy Officer for Policy Erin Egan said, “We’re encouraged by this confirmation that the controls set out in our privacy program are working as intended.” The company did not reveal the auditor or any cited shortcomings, and the FTC was not available for comment on deadline, the report states.
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