Facebook information should be regulated, survey says…..

As many of us are in a stampede to open up social networking sites to allow us interact with our friends, little do we know of the repercussions; if any of sharing our  profiles online.
However, Bobbie Johnson, technology correspondent, The Guardian, reports that

Nine out of 10 people think there should be tighter regulation of information on social networking websites, according to new research.

A survey found that most Britons believe sites such as Facebook and MySpace should be covered by rules that would help ordinary people complain about intrusive material posted online.

Currently each of the major social networking sites operates under its own set of terms and conditions. However, 89% of those surveyed by the Press Complaints Commission said there should be a set of widely accepted rules to help prevent personal information – such as private photographs – being abused.

Sir Christopher Meyer, the chairman of the PCC, said there was an “unprecedented scale” of information being put on to social networks, and suggested members of the public needed help to deal with problems that arise as a result. “There is a need for public awareness about what can happen to information once it is voluntarily put into the public domain,” he said.

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