Facebook is officially running out of time to find a way of living up to Canada's privacy law. After the country's privacy watchdog gave the social-networking website one month to close its "serious privacy gaps," the tech world has been awaiting their response. If Jennifer Stoddart, Canada's privacy commissioner, isn't completely satisfied with Facebook's final response, she gets two weeks time to take the company to Federal Court in Ottawa for a court order forcing them into compliance.
It seems premature to decide whether the feud will end up in court, but it would be an international first for Facebook, the social networking site which has grown to more than 200 million users since its launch over 5 years ago.
Almost immediately after the privacy commissioner issued her report last month, Facebook's chief privacy officer issued a statement. saying that the company looked forward to reaching a resolution, but Chris Kelly also said that Facebook believed its approach was already in compliance with Canada's law. Herein lies the disagreement. Courtesy of canada.com