Facebook Should Make Opt-In Default: Norway Data Chief

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 4:56 PM EDT) -- Norway’s top privacy official said Tuesday that his agency would urge Facebook Inc. to allow users to opt in to new features rather than forcing them to opt out after the social networking giant makes changes to its site.

“The principle of opting in rather than opting out is in better accordance with European privacy policy than Facebook present practice,” Norwegian Data Inspectorate Director General Bjorn Erik Thon said Tuesday. “It is important that privacy settings are continuously developed in order to enable Facebook's users to...
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