One in three Canadians, or 12 million northerners, use Facebook. The commission determined that the company violates Canadian law by keeping personal information about people who have deactivated their accounts on its servers indefinitely.
Among the changes Facebook has agreed to implement is a restriction on the access third-party developers will have to personal data (such as date of birth) from members who use their apps. Developers will only be allowed to ask for personal data when they specifically need it in order to enable their apps to operate.
For a more in-depth look at this issue, please read today's post by Chloe Albanesius on PCmag.com.