Facebook has been under-fire for some time now for their alleged “data-mining” procedures. They have recently had more attention brought against them by two lawmakers over their tracking technology. They are calling for a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation. The issue came up when an Australian blogger noticed that even while logged out of the sites, Facebook may be continuing to monitor the online activities of the end-user.
The Data Production Commissioner’s Office as already planning on auditing Facebook, ever before an European group brought to light the ability for people to request information that Facebook stores about them. They also show on their website just how to request and receive the information. These recent findings and reporting has since accelerated the commission’s audit on Facebook.