May 20, 2020

Canada Facebook fines $6.5m over 'false' privacy claims

Facebook will pay a multi-million dollar penalty for making "False" privacy claims in Canada. On Tuesday, Canada's Competition Bureau announced the tech giant will pay the penalty after concluding "The company made false or misleading claims about the privacy of Canadians' personal information on Facebook and Messenger". The competition watchdog said it found that Facebook's privacy claims were not consistent with the way it shared personal dataof users with some third-party developers. In January, US regulators announced a record $5bn fine against Facebook to settle privacy concerns. In March, Australia's privacy regulator said it was taking Facebook to court over the Cambridge Analytica matter.

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