Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Oculus Starts Offering Discounted Computers To Early Virtual Reality Adopters
Archos 50d Oxygen Launching At MWC
Chip Makers Differientate In terms Of Equipment Investments
New Plextor M6S Plus SSDs Released
AMD's FreeSync Technology Coming In Latest HP Laptops
Twitter Introduces A New Home Timeline Feature
ARM Says New Mobile Chips Gain Share, Eyes Car Computing For Future Growth
AMD and Saguna Collaborate to Design Low-Power Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Solutions for Mobile Networks
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
 Home > News > General Computing > Europea...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, September 21, 2012
European Regulator Says Facebook Adopts Privacy Recommentations


Facebook has fully implemented most of the recommendations made by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, the watchdog responsible for regulating its European and Irish operations said on Friday.

Ireland is the headquarters of Facebook's non-U.S. business.

Last july, the data regulator re-audited Facebook to test its progress in fulfilling recommendations made last December regarding policies on tagging photos, retaining and deleting data and on the level of user control.

The Irish regulator said the great majority of the recommendations have been fully implemented , particularly in the following areas:

- The provision of better transparency for the user in how their data is handled,
- The provision of increased user control over settings,
- The implementation of clear retention periods for the deletion of personal data or an enhanced ability for the user to delete items,
- The enhancement of the user's right to have ready access to their personal data and the capacity of Facebook to ensure rigorous assessment of compliance with Irish and EU data protection requirements.

"I am satisfied that the Review has demonstrated a clear and ongoing commitment on the part of FB-I to comply with its data protection responsibilities by way of implementation or progress towards implementation of the recommendations in the Audit Report. I am particularly encouraged in relation to the approach it has decided to adopt on the tag suggest/facial recognition feature by in fact agreeing to go beyond our initial recommendations, in light of developments since then, in order to achieve best practice. This feature has already been turned off for new users in the EU and templates for existing users will be deleted by 15 October, pending agreement with my Office on the most appropriate means of collecting user consent. By doing so it is sending a clear signal of its wish to demonstrate its commitment to best practice in data protection compliance," said Billy Hawkes, The Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Facebook also switched off the facial-recognition tool that prompts users to "tag" photographs uploaded to its website following a privacy investigation.

"In light of discussions with our regulator in Ireland, we have agreed to suspend the Tag Suggest feature in Europe," Facebook said in a statement.

However, progress still had to be made on a number of other items within the next month, the regulators added.

Deputy Commissioner, Gary Davis who led the both the Audit and the Review stated that "there were a number of items on which progress was not as fully forward as we had hoped and we have set a deadline of 4 weeks for these matters to be brought to a satisfactory conclusion."


Previous
Next
Microsoft Patches Critical IE Flaw        All News        Sony's Optical Disc Archive System To Be Relased Next Month
Microsoft Patches Critical IE Flaw     General Computing News      German Court Dismisses Apple Patent Claims Against Samsung, Motorola

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
French Data Protection Authority Says Facebook Should Stop Collecting Non-User Data
Facebook's Updated Policy Bans Gun Sales
Facebook Reports Record Revenue
County Meath to Host First Facebook Data Center in Ireland
Facebook Introduces Facebook Sports Stadium
More Than 800 Million Users Have Facebook's Messenger App
Mark Zuckerberg Unveils Plans for Artificially Intelligence
Facebook Launches Instant Articles For Android, Parners With Uber
Facebook Takes Steps To Improve Name Verification Process
Facebook Warns Over Expiring SHA-1 Algorithm
Facebook to Open-source Artificial Intelligence Server Design
Facebook To Release Service For Professionals

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .