Social networks, with Facebook at the head, have revolutionized the way of understanding and using the Internet, thus generating new unknowns some of them with a difficult solution (in particular those related to the privacy and protection of data). Through this article raised some of these unknowns that we will try to respond, while the Spanish data protection agency provides us with its own recommendations: meant in fact no. 1: company a wall (X) creates a user of Facebook, opening the possibility that Facebook users express their tastes, put your comments, photos, videos and can receive news about X as alerts or messages within the network itself. Turns X into the file manager? A company becomes responsible for a file when it decides the purpose, content and use of a file that contains personal data. Although X can decide on the purpose and use that will make the data of users of Facebook, the truth is that you don’t have decision-making capacity on the contents of the file, since that is subject to the limitations imposed by Facebook in its own network. Nor does it seem clear that wall of X can be considered an organized set of personal data that allows access to data according to certain criteria (which is the definition of file that provides the rules) therefore, and notwithstanding that AEPD opine differently in the near future, X will not be liable for data contained in Facebook while not removing the social network the personal data of users of the same.
In fact meant no. 2: Facebook Connect the plot thickens. In this case, Facebook and X want that data from their respective files are displayed in their own services online; i.e. If the user has a profile on Facebook, your name and photo appear on some own x (games, applications) online service and X user activity is published automatically (and provided that the user allows it) on his Facebook wall.