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Facebook is not building Shadow Profiles of non-members, but must make privacy changes

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner has today announced the results of its investigation into Facebook’s data protection policies, and among other findings has announced that it is satisfied that Facebook is not building ‘Shadow Profiles’ of data about people who are not logged in to Facebook. Facebook has agreed to a number of changes related to privacy, however.

In October, Ireland’s Office of the Data Protection Commissioner said that it was to audit Facebook’s International HQ in Dublin in relation to complaints over the social network keeping copies of supposedly ‘deleted’ data. Additionally, the Europe vs Facebook campaign, claimed that Facebook was building up detailed profiles of non-members.

Austrian citizen Max Schrems drew attention to this practice keeping deleted data after requesting a copy of all the information Facebook held about him – something Facebook is legally obliged to comply with in the European Union. You can see how much data was revealed in this video.


Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner has today announced the results of its investigation into Facebook’s data protection policies, and among other findings has announced that it is satisfied that Facebook is not building ‘Shadow Profiles’ of data about people who are not logged in to Facebook. Facebook has agreed to a number of changes related to privacy, however.

In October, Ireland’s Office of the Data Protection Commissioner said that it was to audit Facebook’s International HQ in Dublin in relation to complaints over the social network keeping copies of supposedly ‘deleted’ data. Additionally, the Europe vs Facebook campaign, claimed that Facebook was building up detailed profiles of non-members.

Austrian citizen Max Schrems drew attention to this practice keeping deleted data after requesting a copy of all the information Facebook held about him – something Facebook is legally obliged to comply with in the European Union. You can see how much data was revealed in this video. Leer más “Facebook is not building Shadow Profiles of non-members, but must make privacy changes”