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German court lets Facebook fan page owners off the privacy hook

German court lets Facebook fan page owners off the privacy hook

A German administrative court ruled that the way Facebook processes personal data of people visiting fan pages is not the responsibility of German companies. The ruling may let fan page owners off the hook, but it leaves wider issues around privacy issues up in the air, such as the basic question of whether Facebook itself is or is not violating privacy with its data collection practices.

Experian defends database security practices in face of investigations

Experian defends database security practices in face of investigations

Data brokers are on the hot seat as the Irish regulators begin an investigation into Experian's security methods and the US Congress demands more transparency into what's collected and how it's handled.