Wednesday, December 08, 2010

South Korea investigates Facebook for allegedly breaching privacy laws

Facebook is facing scrutiny and an investigation by data protection authorities in South Korea for allegedly not getting user consent before collecting personal information, though the site's terms and conditions do a standard job of covering the topic. See: South Korea: Facebook Doesn't Comply With Our Privacy Laws

This is interesting, but also should be a reminder that online properties effectively operate in multiple jurisdictions and need to keep in mind that there are a myriad of privacy laws out there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been able to find source documents that describe the details? Like you said, Facebook seems to cover this pretty well in their policy. After the commentary in Jerusalem, it's sad to see another regulator head down the path of formal notice and consent.