Facebook Privacy – Are You Fully Aware of Your Online Reputation?

There has been an interesting news story this week about 5 Californians suing Facebook; claiming it violates their rights to privacy.

The 5 people, including 2 children, a photographer and an aspiring actress, claim that Facebook has gathered and shared their personal information with third party groups, as well as taking part in data mining procedures.

A similar case was brought to Facebook earlier in the year, when a young boy created an account without his parent’s permission and later uploaded pictures of him and his young friends in their swim wear.

This is another example of how people need to monitor their own online reputation and, very crucially, this highlights how important it is for parent’s to check their children’s online presence to ensure that the above cases do not happen again.