Facebook has "serious privacy gaps"

Canada's Privacy Commission takes on social networking site

Due to “serious privacy gaps,” Canada’s Privacy Commissioner says Facebook, used by 12 million Canadians, needs to improve its privacy practices. Canada is the first country in the world to investigate the social networking site’s privacy practices with such detail. “Our law says that if you’re operating this service in Canada, you’re subject to Canadian laws. So I think our jurisdiction is fairly clear,” says commissioner Jennifer Stoddart who conducted the investigation. “We have every confidence that we’ll come to an acceptable conclusion,” says Chris Kelly, chief privacy officer for Facebook.

Toronto Star

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada