European agencies investigating Facebook over experiment privacy issues

Several European agencies, believe Facebook may have broken privacy laws

Facebook researchers may be sorry for conducting research on the social media site’s user base without author consent, but according to some European agencies, being sorry may not be enough.

A recent Facebook experiment — in which researchers manipulated the content found on user’s news feeds — is now under investigation from several European data agencies. The agencies wish to find whether Facebook broke data privacy laws with its January 2012 investigation.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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