Canada's Information and Privacy Commissioner has released decisions in three formal complaints against Facebook's privacy practices, under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The results offer valuable insight into the workings of the world's most popular social network. Users and non-users alike might also feel confident that the company is interested in addressing privacy concerns.
Over the brief period of Facebook's existence, the company's practices have provided a rich source of knowledge for businesses and other organizations that collect and use customers' information, operate online or generally fall under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) or other privacy legislation.
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