Ireland Agency Gives Facebook Thumbs Up On Compliance With Privacy Recommendations

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland hit the like button when reporting on Facebook’s compliance with its privacy recommendations to the social network from December 2011.

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland hit the like button when reporting on Facebook’s compliance with its privacy recommendations to the social network from December 2011.

Siliconrepublic reported that the agency’s 2012 annual report stated that Facebook implemented most of its recommendations, highlighting:

  • The provision of better transparency for users in how their data are handled.
  • The provision of increased user control over settings.
  • The implementation of clear retention periods for the deletion of personal data or an enhanced ability for the user to delete items.
  • The enhancement of the user’s right to have ready access to their personal data and the capacity of Facebook Ireland to ensure rigorous assessment of compliance with Irish and European Union data protection requirements.

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner added in its annual report:

The office continues to maintain an ongoing dialogue with Facebook Ireland on the data protection implications of all new services as these are rolled out.

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