Privacy problems for Facebook – Canada

Here’s a link to a newspaper report in Canada concerning the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s response to news reports at the weekend stating that Facebook apps have been sending personal data to adverting companies. Problems with Facebook apps have already been noted on this blog. As regards this current claim, its seems the problem in Canada is the lack of consent, as presumably it is in the EU. Facebooks apps development guide states that apps should not pass on information. Facebook is aware of the current problem and has stated – via a blog – that Facebook takes ‘strong measures to enforce this policy, including suspending and disabling applications that violate it’. There seems to be no information as to whether any apps have been suspended.


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