Office of Data Protection published a report on the audit of the Irish headquarters of the social network.
According to a report on the official web-site of the Office of the Commissioner for Data Protection (Office of the Data Protection Commissioner) Ireland, department completed a revision to the Irish headquarters of Facebook in Dublin. As follows from the published report, inspection lasted for three months and ended with the conclusion of the agreement on improving the service.
“It was a difficult co-operation, both for my department, and for Facebook. However, the audit we were able to find a positive approach, and staff responded to the social network we willing to respect your privacy. The result of the audit was an agreement that Facebook is implementing a number of improvements over the next 6 months “, – said Billy Hawks (Billy Hawkes).
As follows from the report, the Irish agency recommended that the administration of the resource to implement several changes, including:
· Mechanism that allows users to consciously choose how they will use personal data, including in respect of third party applications.
· Improving the transparency of actions relating to the use of personal data for marketing purposes.
· An additional form of notice to users of face recognition technology.
• Create an appropriate control, which can test new products and services in compliance with Irish law.
It should be noted that in July 2012 the Irish government will hold the next revision, which will be tested during the extent of implementation of these recommendations.