Following the privacy violation charges by the Canadian Privacy Commission, Facebook announced four new privacy changes. The privacy changes will impact all users and not just Canadian users alone. Here’s a scoop about the issues Canadian government had with Facebook and how Facebook responded to those:
1) Retention of consumer data:
The Issue: Once a user opts out of Facebook, what happens to the information shared by the user on Facebook is unclear. On Facebook, deactivation of account was not an option for deletion. A system that ensures complete deletion of user data upon account deactivation was demanded.
Facebook response: Upon deactivation, users will be notified with the “delete” option. They have the choice to elect a complete wipe out of all user account details forever or have them saved on Facebook’s database for future reactivation. Read more