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Facebook faces major Irish (EU) privacy investigation

4:38 pm on Sep 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Facebook's Dublin HQ will be subject to a massive audit by the Irish watchdog after a group in Austria lodged 17 complaints, claiming that even after Facebookers delete information the social media giant's Dublin HQ keeps everything: data on who you've poked, tagged, 'liked', emailed, phone numbers -- even information on sexual orientation and political views. It can amount to thousands of pages of information about you, the group, called Europe Versus Facebook, asserts.

...was quite big in my local news, this could get really tough for FB and Co, the group in Vienna already preparing more complaints...

via [independent.ie...]