Irish Data Protection Authority on Facebook

  • Facebook’s real-name policy was seen as having “substantial benefits in protecting the people who use Facebook,” and the DPC said the social network had “valid and justified” reasons for prohibiting pseudonyms;
  • Information collected through the use of social plug-ins is not associated with individuals (user or not);
  • Facebook’s tag suggestion tool does not go against DP regulation (though could be more transparent);
  • Advertisement-based business-model is legitimate;
  • It is not possible for third-party developers to repeatedly access personal data;

See: Facebook Gets Passing Grade From Irish Agency Audit.

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