ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS
TAMSIN MCMAHON U.S. CORRESPONDENT
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.
Facebook warns investors it could face $5-billion FTC fine for expected privacy violations
MIKE ISAAC AND CECILIA KANG
THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE
PUBLISHED APRIL 24, 2019
UPDATED APRIL 24, 2019
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.