Canada Praises Facebook For Ramping Up Privacy Efforts

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT) -- Though she criticized aspects of Facebook Inc.'s friend suggestion feature, Canada's privacy commissioner found no issue with the site's social plug-ins and identity verification practice Wednesday, offering the company a rare sunny assessment of its privacy policies.

At issue were separate citizen complaints to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner regarding Facebook's friend suggestions to people who do not belong to the site, its potential sharing of information with third parties through the “like” icon and other plug-ins, and its collection of information in order to...
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