View Full Version : Canada takes lead role in Facebook privacy issues

S/V Laura Ellen
08-27-2009, 05:48 PM
Discussions between Facebook Inc. and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) over the social networking site's compliance with Canadian federal privacy law are moving along smoothly, according to spokespersons from both sides.
The OPC released the findings of an extensive investigation into Facebook's privacy policy and practices last month, which began as a response to a complaint filed by the Ottawa-based Canadian Internet Policy and Public Internet Clinic (CIPPIC) in May 2008.
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart found Facebook in violation of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Canada is now recognized as the first country in the world to issue legally binding recommendations to the social networking site.


Bruce Taylor
08-27-2009, 06:16 PM
Glad to see that PIPEDA has teeth. Good privacy legislation is something every nation needs, I think.