Irish Data Privacy Chief To Audit Facebook's Activities

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Ireland’s privacy regulator is launching an audit of Facebook Inc.’s activities outside the U.S. and Canada after receiving complaints about how the social networking giant handles users’ information, the Irish government said Thursday.

The Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner’s probe of the company will begin in mid-October and mark one of the agency’s most detailed audits to date, according to Ireland’s state-run news service, RTE.

The audit comes as several other European data and privacy officials investigate Facebook’s array of features for possible violations...
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