Canadian Privacy Commission Ends Facebook Investigation

ComputerWorld reports that Canada’s privacy commissioner has ended their investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices saying the social-networking site has resolved issues raised in a May 2008 complaint.

The privacy group complained that Facebook had violated Canadian privacy law by not explaining its policies on sharing information with third-party developers to users.  The complaint also accused Facebook of not identifying all the purposes for which it collects users’ information, not getting express consent to collect sensitive information, not allowing users who have deactivated their accounts to easily withdraw consent to share information, failing to destroy the personal information of users who deleted their accounts, and of failing to safeguard personal information from unauthorized access.