Australia Won't Drop Probe Into Facebook's Data Use Policy

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT) -- Australia's head privacy regulator on Tuesday refused to drop his probe into Facebook Inc.'s recent changes to its data use policy, despite the social networking site's attempt to assuage concerns over its sharing of information with third parties and its tracking of users.

In a May 23 letter, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim recommended several amendments to Facebook's new data use policy, including giving users better control over information shared by third parties, curbing the unauthorized collection of location data and addressing public...
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