Facebook Personal Privacy Settings: Judiciary Committee

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Facebook recently and concerns over privacy issues, which have led to changes being made for personal privacy settings on the popular social networking site. However it appears that not enough has been done to satisfy everybody as past mistakes are still being blasted, this time by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

According to an article by Jolie O’Dell on Mashable, it appears that committee chair, John Conyers wrote to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, asking for a detailed explanation of the information given out to third parties without the knowledge of account holders, “particularly in circumstances in which the users did not expressly opt for this kind of information sharing.”

The committee also requested a detailed explanation of past policies along with precisely how the policies have been changed. It should be noted that a complete investigation by the Judiciary Committee has not been launched yet, although the committee’s letter certainly lets Facebook know that it’s under current scrutiny.

For more on this go to Mashable.com. Do you think Facebook have done enough to assuage any more fears about privacy concerns on the social networking site? We’d be interested to hear your comments on this.