Australia Latest To Drop Facebook Timeline Privacy Probe

Law360, New York (October 5, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT) -- The Australian privacy regulator revealed Friday that there was no evidence to support claims that Facebook Inc. had allowed users' old private messages to appear on their public profiles, a finding that comes days after a French watchdog reached a similar conclusion.

While vowing to “continue to monitor this matter,” Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim announced that the agency's probe into allegations that private messages from before 2009 had become visible to the public when the social network recently switched to the new “timeline” layout had...
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