German politicians remain concerned about the privacy of their citizens. After the controversy with Google Street View, the focus is now on the latest phenomenon of popularity online: the Facebook.
Among the changes announced by the social network, and brought to the attention of users in the blog of the service, the possibility of providing data about Facebook members to «partner» sites is included. The hypothesis «shocked» the official, who considers that with the measure Facebook wants to further relax the protection of the privacy of those who use the service.
In the letter to Mark Zuckerberg, German Minister Ilse Eigner strongly criticizes the lack of control over the personal data of members of the largest social network in the world, citing data from a recent study by a German consumer protection organization that she considered «poor» the protection and privacy policies of the website.