Facebook claims ‘misrepresentation’ behind Canadian privacy probe

Despite its release of new controls for users, Facebook’s continuing saga of security and privacy gaffs persists in shining a spotlight on social media security challenges.

It was about two years ago that Canada’s privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart began its investigation into Facebook’s violation of Canadian privacy laws. The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) subsequently filed a complaint against Facebook before Stoddart’s office.

In this video taken in 2009, Mozelle Thompson, a Facebook policy consultant, explains to ITBusiness.ca senior writer Brian Jackson that in some instances CIPPIC was wrong in its allegations.

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