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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Facebook Photos - Deleted or not?

We frequently draft or revise client data protection policies. As we work with them to design and implement such policies, we emphasize the importance of the minimization of personal data, including the deletion of personal data when it is no longer needed. This is particularly of interest when our clients store employee or customer personal data at a vendor or in the cloud.

On Monday, Ars Technica highlighted the challenges of deleting personal data in this article. In the article, the author notes that photos requested to be deleted three years ago are still available.