TITLE

Facebook Punished for Privacy Shortcomings

PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Information Management Journal;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a settlement that requires social networking site Facebook to undergo independent privacy audits every two years for the next 20 years. Facebook has been accused by the FTC of engaging in unfair and deceptive practices related to how it handled users' sensitive information in December 2009. The FTC has ordered Facebook to obtain its users' affirmative express consent before it can override their own privacy settings.
ACCESSION #
75899250

 

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