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Friday, 28 August 2009 10:57

Facebook agrees privacy controls with Canada

Written by Nick Farell


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Facebook has
agreed to give users more control over the information they share with outside applications in response to concerns raised by Canadian government officials.

The rules are that people who wish to use such software have to agree to share all their data with the application. But the new changes require the developer to specify ahead of time which categories of data the software needs. Users will be allowed to hold back certain pieces of information when they approve access.

Users will also have to specifically approve any access Facebook applications have to their friends' information. The Canadians were concerned that developers had unrestricted access to Facebook users' personal information. Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart told that changes Facebook plans to introduce will allow users to control the types of personal information that applications can access.

It will take more than a year for Facebook to implement the new plans and they will apply to Facebook's 250 million users.

Nick Farell

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