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Facebook breached Canada’s privacy law

Canadian regulators on Thursday found that Facebook committed “serious” breaches of local laws over its mishandling of users’ personal information, announcing they would take the company to court to force it to change its privacy practices.

The new legal salvo from Canada comes after federal authorities and provincial regulators in British Columbia determined that Facebook had in place “superficial” protections for users’ data and failed to keep close watch over third-party apps that accessed that information.

Source: Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data breach leads to Canada privacy violation finding – The Washington Post

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