New Privacy Audit Shows Facebook Warming Up To Watchdogs

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT) -- The Irish data protection commissioner revealed in a follow-up audit Friday that Facebook Inc. had agreed to delete facial recognition features and related user data in the European Union by Oct. 15, a concession that experts say demonstrates the newly public company's increased willingness to work with regulators instead of pushing its own information collection agenda.

Because Facebook's international headquarters are in Ireland, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland is responsible for overseeing the social media site's activities outside the U.S. and Canada. In the commissioner's review of the implementation of best practice recommendations it had made in...

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