Kelsey Sutton reports:
Officials from Canada have concluded that Facebook “committed serious contraventions of Canadian privacy laws” when the personal data of more than 87 million worldwide users (and 622,000 Canadians) was leaked and leveraged by Cambridge Analytica.
Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner said today that it planned to take Facebook to federal court and seek an order to force the company to change its privacy practices. British Columbia separately may also take additional legal action.
The announcement is the latest legal blow for Facebook, which is already bracing for up to a $5 billion fine from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for lapses in data privacy.
Read more on AdWeek.
- “Facebook refuses to address serious privacy deficiencies despite public apologies for ‘breach of trust'” — news release from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
- Report of Findings
And you may want to read more aboutFacebook’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on TechCrunch.