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Facebook under probe in Australia in Cambridge Analytica case

Thursday 5 April 2018 | 09:09 CET | News
Facebook revealed more than 300,000 Australians may have had their private data used without their knowledge. Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk said the probe will determine whether Facebook had breached Australia's Privacy Act. The commissioner can issue fines of up to AUD 2.1 million for this breach of regulations. "Given the global nature of this matter, the [Office of the Australian Information Commissioner] will confer with regulatory authorities internationally", Falk said.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: Australia
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