Nov 252021
 November 25, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Non-U.S.

Keith Fraser reports:

A B.C. judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against a company that breached Instagram’s privacy policies in connection with nearly 2.4 million Instagram users in Canada. The firm has been ordered to pay more than $24 million in damages.

The allegation in the court case was that Hyp3r Inc., a U.S.-based marketing platform that used social media profiles on Instagram as a data source, collected, retained and exploited users’ personal information without their notice or consent.

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