Privacy Commissioner takes Facebook to court over violations

ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS
BILL CURRY
TAMSIN MCMAHON U.S. CORRESPONDENT
OTTAWA
PUBLISHED APRIL 25, 2019
UPDATED APRIL 25, 2019

Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien launched the investigation in March, 2018, in response to an international scandal over misuse of Facebook data by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook violated the privacy of Canadians when it failed to ensure third-party apps obtained the clear consent of users – and their friends – on how their personal information would be used, privacy watchdogs say.

The company faces the possibility of billions of dollars in fines in the United States, and has already been fined £500,000 ($870,000) in Britain for those lapses.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-their-privacy-framework-was-empty-facebook-blasted-by-canadian/

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SAN FRANCISCO
THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE
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UPDATED APRIL 24, 2019

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/technology/article-instagram-growth-boosts-facebook-revenue-but-potential-privacy/

COMMENTS

This is long overdue. It should have been done long time ago and more than sad that they do not have the authority to enforce our privavy laws without spending public funds on costly litigation and lawyers.

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