Facebook: report of data protection audit of Facebook Ireland published

In the report of an audit carried out in the period October-December 2011, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner affirmed that Facebook acts as a controller in processing the data of the users. The DPC identified two different critical areas: the appropriate controls and related information provided by Fecebook to the users who share their information with other users, the use of personal information to target advertising to the users.

The Irish DPC made various recommendations for “best practice” improvements and planned a formal review of progress in July 2012.

see also: Complaints against Facebbok in Europe

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