Facebook is expected to announce a new policy on how it handles profiles of deceased users in the next week, a spokeswoman for Canada’s privacy commissioner said.

The social networking site has been reminding members about a service that “memorializes” profiles of deceased users at the request of friends and family members.

But Facebook has yet to adopt privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart’s recommendation for more disclosure about what happens to users’ personal information after they die.

Commissioner spokeswoman Anne-Marie Hayden says Facebook was expected to post a new privacy policy within 10 weeks, which would mean it’s due in the next seven days.

Facebook has more than 300 million active users worldwide, including about 12 million in Canada.