Facebook collects information on its users for advertising purposes, data that is shared with third-party application developers, provoking privacy concerns.
Even if we still refuse to thank Canada for Alan Thicke and Shania Twain, we can cheer a recent push by the country’s privacy commissioner that will make social networking giant Facebook more transparent and give users more control over the data the site collects about them.
Last month the social network was found to breach Canadian law by holding on to users’ personal data indefinitely.
Facebook has now agreed to make changes to the way it handles this information and be more transparent about what data it collects and why.
It will also make it clear that users can deactivate or delete their account.