The FTC or Federal Trade Commission gave Facebook a little slap on the wrist for in a broad-reaching settlement on the social networks privacy settings. The FTC alleged Facebook misled its social networkers on what they were sharing and with what audience. The FTC settlement stated that Facebook must uphold a new policy that requires them to be much more open and transparent about all of its privacy settings in future times. People must opt-in before changes can take place on their profiles from now on, and the FTC now requires Facebook to have an independent auditor monitor them for the next 20 years. Seemingly the independent auditor is there to make sure that Facebook puts the desires of its users above the desires of advertisers.
Cian Murphy took some time out to have a chat with Ian Noctor from WLRFM around the possible repercussions the data commissioner will need to administrate and what this means for Facebook users in Europe. Please click on the mp3 link below to listen on our conversation.