Canadian Privacy Commissioner Has Facebook Issues

CanadaFlag.jpgFacebook may face some issues with our neighbors to the north, as Canadian privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart pointed out several practices by the social-networking site that she felt needed attention, ReadWriteWeb reported.

Among Stoddart’s objections: Facebook’s privacy policies are often incomplete and confusing, and third-party applications can access far more information than necessary in order to function properly.

Stoddart asked Facebook to change the default privacy settings of photo albums to “Your Networks and Friends” instead of “Everybody,” and to make sure that user profiles are inaccessible to search engines by default.

The social-networking site was also asked to add a section to its privacy policy about what happens to the accounts of deceased users.

Stoddart’s entire report can be found here.