A Europe-based group campaigning for better privacy protection on Facebook says it will take the Irish government to court over what it considers a half-baked audit.
The move to disable facial recognition tagging in Europe has scored the social network some much-needed points in an official audit.
Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner says it will determine, by October, whether Facebook will face legal action under European privacy laws.
It's a clarification, not a major change, says Facebook. But it's also a shot across Google's bow.
Facebook meets with student activists in Europe regarding concerns over how it handles users' personal information.
Facebook says it's making a number of changes to its European site over the next six months following an audit by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.
When President Bush quietly signed the housing bill last week, it included some controversial provisions--one to create a national fingerprint registry and another for electronic payment reporting.