NZ Privacy Commissioner Deletes Facebook Account

Earlier this week, New Zealand privacy commissioner John Edwards deleted his Facebook account and accused the social network of violating the country’s privacy laws.

Edwards revealed that Facebook refused to cooperate when his office issued a statutory demand for the personal information of several Facebook users, saying that they were not covered by New Zealand’s Privacy Act.  

In response, Facebook expressed its disappointment with the commissioner’s statements, since they were only protecting the privacy of their users by not surrendering their data to Edwards’ office.

Edwards maintained that Facebook had to comply with New Zealand law and raised the possibility of a legal challenge.

Source: The Guardian

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