My short answer is an emphatic NO - for several reasons, the most important
being the way Facebook routinely bends and changes its own rules around
privacy and user data collection. In Canada and the US we don't have the
same 'protection' as European countries.
Secondly, FB is designed as a social networking environment, not as an
archival resource that is more appropriate to genealogy research.
I like the lists. They are very helpful and I monitor them regularly.
Bobbi in Ontario
Michael Geist is Canada's leading authority on privacy, surveillance, and
Of course there is also the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
who took on FB
Canada's privacy watchdog to press Facebook on 'emotional' study
Facebook's Psych Experiment: Consent, Privacy, and Manipulation
Is the government checking you out on Facebook?