French Watchdog Probes Facebook Timeline Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT) -- The French data protection watchdog is investigating reports from Facebook Inc. users that old private messages had become visible on their public profiles, despite the social networking site's denial that any private information had been exposed through the site's new "timeline" layout, the regulator revealed Tuesday.

Following a flurry of press reports about a bug causing messages from before 2009 to be posted on the Facebook accounts of French users, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertes, or CNIL, announced Tuesday that it planned to...
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