28 Oct '11, 5am

Facebook keeps deleted user data: Facebook is facing a possible US$138000 fine for keeping data that was deleted...

Facebook is facing a possible US$138,000 fine for keeping data that was deleted by users. A report in UK newspaper The Guardian said the case was discovered after a 24-year-old Austrian law student, Max Schrems, requested that Facebook send him a copy of all his personal data. Facebook sent him a CD containing 1,200 pages of data, including his "friend" and "de-friend" history, and chat sessions. RELATED STORIES Nordic countries grill Facebook on privacy Schrems discovered that the data returned to him was information that he had deleted from his profile. However, the data was still kept by Facebook. Schrems then decided to launch an online campaign to force the social media network to adhere to Europe's data privacy laws. The complaints listed on his site "Europe vs. Facebook" include his example of how Facebook kept deleted user data, and also highlights shortcomings in ...

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