Canada's privacy commissioner reported Thursday that to comply with Canadian privacy laws, Facebook has agreed to make changes to better protect users' personal information on the social networking site within oneone year.
12 million Canadians use Facebook, and Canadian officials had been negotiating with representatives of the site since an Office of the Privacy Commissioner report a month ago. It stated that Facebook's practices actively breached the Personal Information and Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The office began investigating following a complaint from the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, which is based at the University of Ottawa. Courtesy of cbc.ca