Within six months Facebook users should have access to greater controls over their personal data and be provide with more information about how their data is being used, according to recommendations by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner which will affect users of the site across the world.
In a series of text messages being send to mobile phone customers this week the major service providers, Vodafone, O2, Three, eMobile are advising customers to change their voicemail passcodes so as to prevent unauthorised access to personal messages.
For all the millions companies spend each year protecting their IT infrastructure from hackers, viruses, and other forms of malware, many forget that their social media accounts could be their weak link. So what can companies do to protect themselves, their staff, and their customers, against social media threats?
Oliver Emberton, owner of SilkTide – a website analysis company, has produced this 2.5 minute video to explain the controversial EU cookie directive, which was supposed to come into force across the 27 member states in May this year.
Data protection authorities in Germany have ended year-long talks with Google over concerns that they have with the data that Google Analytics gathers on website visitors. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, German companies may face legal action if they are found to be using the free service from Google.
Speaking in response to an information request from this site the Irish Data Protection Commission said that as Facebook's Europe, the Middle East and Africa are based in Dublin it will be discussing the privacy issue with the social network.