30 Nov '11, 6pm

Renewed Calls for Privacy Law Following Facebook FTC Settlement

This story originally appeared on ClickZ : Kate Kaye wrote FTC Settles With Facebook, Renewing Calls for Privacy Law Facebook shared user IDs with advertisers, allowing them to tie Facebook data to information gleaned about users on other sites, according to the Federal Trade Commission, which unveiled a privacy settlement with the company yesterday. The FTC order calls for audits of Facebook's privacy program for the next 20 years, and requires the company to obtain express affirmative consent from users before altering their privacy preferences in the future. Meanwhile Facebook has created two new privacy roles, suggesting a strengthened commitment to right its past privacy wrongs. Yet, following the FTC announcement, congressional privacy hawks almost immediately swooped in, calling for passage of privacy legislation and continued federal scrutiny of Facebook's privacy ...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2129112/Renewed-Call...

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