Mar 9, 2020

Cambridge Analytica: Australia takes Facebook to court over privacy

Australia's privacy regulator is taking Facebook to court over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said Facebook had seriously infringed the privacy of more than 300,000 Australians. The scandal involved harvested Facebook data of 87 million people being used for advertising during elections. A Facebook spokesperson said the company had "Actively engaged" with the commissioner since it opened the investigation in 2018. Facebook was fined £500,000 by the UK Information Commissioner's Office in October 2018 for what it called a "Serious breach" of the law.

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