It’s interesting to watch how social networking complicates information protection. This article explores some issues with third-party Facebook applications and member privacy. Here is a synopsis:
Canada’s privacy commissioner has ruled Facebook is breaking the law when it comes to privacy. Third-party applications are collecting too much information, and the site doesn’t delete the information after user accounts are deactivated. Despite being given a 30-day notice to adopt several recommendations, there’s no clear indication the social networking site will do so.