Teen Networking Site Breached Privacy Law, Watchdog Says

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 5:12 PM EST) -- Teen networking site Nexopia violated Canadian privacy law by retaining users' data indefinitely after they deleted their accounts, Canada's privacy regulator said Thursday, revealing the results of its first-ever probe of a youth-oriented social networking site.

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart's investigation found that Nexopia had inadequate default privacy settings, that it failed to fully disclose its privacy practices and that it shared personal data with third parties including advertisers without proper consent.

Nexopia, which markets itself as “the online place for teens,” violated Canada's...
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