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Facebook does not protect personal information well enough to comply with Canadian data protection law, the Canadian Privacy Commissioner has said. Jennifer Stoddart's office has investigated the social-networking website's use of personal information and has found that Facebook is not clear enough about how users can control …


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  1. tom 24

    You can fail facebook?

    I wasn't even aware it was offered as a course. Is MySpace a prerequisite?

  2. LewFoo
    Paris Hilton

    That's why

    I never allow any 3rd party applications access to my personal information. It's simply not worth it.

    Gosh, golly, gee wiz, but now my FB 'experience' isn't 'enhanced' with all the dreck and drivel those apps profer. Now THAT's what I call an enhanced experience.

    Paris, because as a celebrity she has to share everything with everyone at all times. YUM!

  3. Winkypop Silver badge

    It's Facebook, innit?

    They'll say they (cough) hide the delete option to protect users from themselves.

    I love to nuke all the accounts, if I could. Bwahahahahaaaa.

    Farcebook, et al:

    You pays your moneys, you takes your chances...

  4. dasdfdd

    What the hell

    Hello idiotic government, facebook's privacy policy is exactly that - FACEBOOK'S. If you want to make a social networking site and give it an ultra-protective privacy policy, YOU CAN. Facebook can keep their site with their crappy policy.

    I'm so tired of people acting like trivial public websites on the INTERNET are violating some commandment by acting like Internet websites. Hey guess what old people who don't know what the Internet is, Internet websites are the epitome of insecurity.

    You want secure private data? Don't put it into a cloud!

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @ dasdfdd

    Facebook is hardly an essential service, but it is the government's job to take care of their citizens' interests. I happen to value privacy, and I'm happy that we have privacy laws like this. Even if in this case, where I don't have much problem with what Facebook is doing, I like the fact they're being challanged. Because if these things aren't kept in line, eventually we won't have a choice anymore.

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