Australian privacy Watchdog sued Facebook for Cambridge Analytical Scandal. Australia has dragged Facebook to the federal court for allegedly sharing personal data of more than three lakhs Facebook users. The commissioner from Australia has filed a case against Facebook in the matter of Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook sued by Australia for sharing personal information of more than 3 Lakh users

Australia Sues Facebook For Cambridge Analytica Scandal
Australia Sues Facebook For Cambridge Analytica Scandal
Facebook sued by Australia for sharing personal data of the users. The data leak has happened after the data of the users was removed by a “This Is Your Digital Life” quiz app, and after that, the data was leaked to Cambridge Analytica.
As per the reports, it is said that the leaked data was then used by Cambridge Analytica to attack the users of Facebook with political advertising in 2016 elections in the US.
The Australian Information Commissioner said Facebook has allegedly leaked the personal data of more than three lakh Australian users. And the commissioner also said that the personal information was shared in a wrong way when Facebook shared the data with the app in the year 2014 and 2015.
In a statement, Australian Information Commissioner said, 
“We claim these actions left the personal data of around 311,127 Australian Facebook users exposed to be sold and used for purposes including political profiling, well outside users’ expectations.”

The data leak of Cambridge Analytica has affected more than 85 million users around the world. The matter is now in the federal court even though Facebook pretends to be actively engaged with the (OAIC) office of the Australian Information Commissioner at the time of the investigation.

According to the Commissioner (OAIC), Facebook was not transparent with its privacy settings. And because of this, it was more difficult for the affected users to understand about the data being shared with the app.

Earlier, Mark Zuckerberg also faced severe inspection by US Politicians for Cambridge Analytica scandal. By UK’s data protection agency in 2018, Facebook was fined with 5,00,000 pounds. And now, according to OAIC, the federal court can ask a fine of $1,700,000 from Australian companies for each serious interruption with the privacy of the users.


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