With Graph Search, Facebook Discovers Fresh Privacy Woes

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 9:53 PM EST) -- While Facebook Inc. has been quick to say its new Graph Search will reveal only already-public information, the company may still draw legal challenges from users and regulators who view the feature as an expanded and unauthorized use of member's personal data, experts say.

The social networking giant on Jan. 15 unveiled its new Graph Search feature, which will allow users to make new connections by scouring information that other members publicly post in order to reveal shared interests, recommended places, related photos and people who live and work nearby.

Learning from backlash over previous product launches, Facebook made clear in introducing...

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