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The primary way in which we approach this is to offer the user education and tools, so the kind of tools they have are their ability to choose who are on their friends list, which audience they have for a piece of content, to block people if people are trying to access their data they don't like, they can create a block so that person can never access them.

So we've given them the toolkit to do that, because of course sometimes people will go around that and get hold of the content.

I'm afraid once they've taken the photo and copied it off to somewhere else or taken the content and copied it elsewhere, then there's nothing at that stage that Facebook can do to recover that content. It is an area where, I guess, as a citizen I can see there is potentially a gap now between the individual citizen's ability perhaps to take action about misuse of their data, where it's been copied digitally from the Internet, but I think it's not something the service provider can do once the content is in another environment.

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