European Audit Leads to Facebook Privacy Changes

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The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland recently released the results of an audit of Facebook's operations -- and Facebook has announced plans to adjust its European site in response.

"The 143 page report, issued on Wednesday, calls on Facebook to give users more control over how their personal information is used and shared on the Facebook Web site and by third party applications, quicker deletion of information on users gleaned from interactions on the site and through plugins, and extra safeguards around the use of facial recognition," writes Threatpost's Paul Roberts.

"In a post on the Facebook Web site, the company's Director of Public Policy for Europe said the company will make changes to its site for European users based on the report," Roberts writes. "Among other things, Facebook will provide clearer disclosure around features such as the facial recognition feature Tag Suggest, and alter policies related to retention and deletion of user data."

Go to "EU Audit Forces Changes To Facebook Privacy Policies" to read the details.

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