Mon, Apr. 05, 2010

Forced to Leave Facebook? Not so.

CK - Washington. Unless Facebook changes its privacy rules, the German Secretary of Consumer Protection sees herself forced to leave Facebook, Ilse Aigner writes in her open letter dated April 5, 2010. April Fools?

No, she is serious, despite a law on the books that requires almost anyone publishing anything on the internet to divulge volumes of personal information for the use of - ostensibly, consumers, - impersonators, stalkers, phishers and hackers who can then easily forge the credentials of the innocent.

Secretary Aigner, nobody forces you to leave Facebook; and please work in the Berlin Cabinet on doing something about the dangers to privacy and data protection from the exaggerated and possibly unconstitutional German identification requirements that the courts have expanded into all directions of the net.


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