Facebook Spotlight – Monday, June 2, 2008

Facebook accused of violating user trust, breaking Canadian
ITBusiness.ca – Scarborough,Ontario,Canada
That’s the substance of a complaint against Facebook filed with the Canada’s Privacy Commisioner. INCLUDES VIDEO. Facebook is deceiving its users and

Facebook Hit With Privacy Complaint
MediaPost Publications – New York,USA
by Wendy Davis, Monday, Jun 2, 2008 7:00 AM ET A Canadian advocacy group has filed a privacy complaint against social networking site Facebook, accusing the

Law students target Facebook over alleged privacy abuses
London Free Press – Canada
“We look forward to working with (Federal Privacy) Commissioner (Jennifer) Stoddart to set the record straight and will continue our ongoing efforts to

Critics say Facebook knows you too well
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
But even if privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart agrees with the group, she cannot impose penalties on Facebook, only make recommendations.

Facebook faces Canadian privacy probe
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has up to a year to investigate and render a decision. A national stampede to Facebook saw Canadian users balloon from 900000

Canadian Law Clinic Files Privacy Complaint Against Facebook
PC World – USA
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has a year to act on CIPPIC’s complaint. The commissioner’s office focuses on negotiation to resolve privacy

CIPPIC demands Facebook privacy probe
p2pnet.net – Ontario,Canada
Now CIPPIC (Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic) wants privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart to investigate possible violations of Canadian

Facebook ‘violates privacy laws’
BBC News – UK
privacy controls on Facebook, including a brochure and video project we have completed with Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian.

Canada launches privacy probe into Facebook
The Associated Press –
TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into Facebook after four students complained that the popular Web site

Facebook may have some privacy issues
Entertainment 3.0 – Johannesburg,South Africa
A Canadian institution is looking into the privacy policies and safeguards for personal information in a bid to see whether the social networking site is

Canada launches privacy probe into Facebook
Arizona Daily Star – Tucson,AZ,USA
AP TORONTO — Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into Facebook after four students complained that the popular Web site

Canadians Investigate Facebook Privacy Concerns
CBS2 Chicago – Chicago,IL,USA
TORONTO, Canada (AP) ― Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into Facebook after four students complained that the popular Web

Canada’s privacy commissioner launches Facebook probe after law
International Herald Tribune – France
AP TORONTO: Canada’s federal privacy commissioner is investigating Facebook after University of Ottawa law students complained the site breaches the law by

Ottawa law students file complaint over Facebook
CTV.ca – Canada
A group of University of Ottawa law students have filed a complaint with the privacy commissioner of Canada against the social networking website Facebook.

Law students target Facebook over alleged privacy abuses
London Free Press – Canada
By TERRI SAUNDERS, SUN MEDIA OTTAWA — Law students at the University of Ottawa have filed a complaint against Facebook with the federal privacy

Again, Facebook attacked on privacy
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
By Scott Duke Harris Facebook has been hit with a new complaint about privacy intrusions – and on Friday signaled that it will mount an ardent defense of

Law students give Facebook failing grade for personal privacy flubs
Canoe.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
By TERRI SAUNDERS, SUN MEDIA Law students at the University of Ottawa have filed a complaint against Facebook with the federal privacy commissioner.

Canadian Law Clinic: Facebook Violates Canadian Privacy Law
Wired News – USA
By Kim Zetter May 30, 2008 | 8:32:44 PMCategories: Privacy A Canadian law clinic has filed a complaint against Facebook claiming that the service violates

Facebook ‘violates privacy laws’
BBC News – UK
By Maggie Shiels A Canadian privacy group has filed a complaint against the social networking site Facebook accusing it of violating privacy laws.

Canadian group files privacy complaint against Facebook
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
The University of Ottawa’s Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic has filed a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada,

Canadian Study Says Facebook Violates Privacy
PC Magazine – USA
by Chloe Albanesius Canadians beware: a University of Ottawa study has concluded that Facebook is violating your privacy. The university’s Canadian Internet

Canadian group charges that Facebook violates privacy laws
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), based at the University of Ottawa, asks the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to investigate

Facebook faces Canadian privacy probe
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA – Canada’s privacy commissioner is launching an investigation into whether Facebook is breaking the law when it passes on personal information to

University of Ottawa law students file privacy complaint against
The Canadian Press – OTTAWA
OTTAWA — Law students at the University of Ottawa have filed a complaint with the federal privacy commissioner against Facebook.

Facebook in privacy related issues in Canada
TechWhack (press release) – New Delhi,Delhi,India
Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has revealed that they are now looking into the Facebook social networking platform for potential privacy related

Facebook faces privacy probe in Canada
Sify – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
In their complaint to the Canadian privacy commission, the students alleged that the website was passing on users’ personal information to advertisers

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