Privacy activists blocked from releasing Facebook's response to complaints

Campaign group Europe-v-Facebook received Facebook's response to complaints about the social networks' privacy policy on Tuesday, but was barred from publishing them by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. Europe-v-Facebook wrote to the DPC over two years ago alleging that a lack of transparency and user control over data held by the social network violates European data protection law. The DPC's and Facebook's responses to the complaints have left it unsatisfied. "After two years of constant battling we finally received the 'counterarguments' by Facebook today," the group wrote on its website on Tuesday. The DPC released Facebook's responses to 14 of the 22 complaints originally made by Europe-v-Facebook. The group now has until Oct. 17 to comment on the responses, and on eight others it has already received. The DPC will then circulate a draft of its decision to relevant parties for comment before publishing the final decision. It gave no timetable for that process To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

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