Earlier in the year, we worked with the Privacy Commission to help audit Facebook's privacy policies, and Canada took a lead role in taking Facebook to task for it's privacy practices. In July, the commissioner ruled that Facebook was in violation of four of Canada's federal privacy laws, especially when it came to how Facebook granted personal information to application developers.
It looks like this story will have a happy ending. As reported in the Toronto Star last week, and more recently in the Globe and Mail, Facebook is working on fixes, and the two sides are reaching agreement.
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Matt heads Macadamian's Silicon Valley lab, and is VP of Strategy and Innovation at Macadamian. He is a trained Innovation Games (tm) facilitator who helps clients define mobile and software-as-a-service strategies, and works with them to uncover new opportunities for innovation and envision new products. Matt was the founder of the Ottawa Software Executive Forum, an executive roundtable that included VP and C level leaders from companies like Cognos, QNX, Corel, and IBM, and met monthly to discuss the direction of the industry and the future of software. Matt is a 15 year veteran of mobile and web technology who delivers frequent webinars on mobile product strategy, moderates executive roundtable discussions on the future of mobility, and is a past speaker at events like Sun's JavaOne and IBM's global partner conferences.
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