FacebookAfter a number of protests and reports on Facebook’s blatant violation of user privacy, Facebook is finally being forced to change. One of their biggest mandatory changes is due to an audit by the DPC (Data Protection Commissioner) from Ireland. In order to comply with the recommendations in the 149 page audit Facebook is making a total of 45 different changes that will be implemented in 2012.

So what are these changes going to entail?

Well, most of the changes Facebook is going to make will deal with how Facebook handles and retains user data. On top of that, Facebook will also ensure that it is educating its users more thoroughly on how Facebook will be storing their data. Unfortunately for Facebook several of their new changes will require a significant amount of technical work (undoubtedly why their due date is a bit later).

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