Cambridge Analytica

Australian OAIC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

This is Your Digital Life app data was used by Cambridge Analytica for political profiling

Australia’s Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is suing Facebook over allegedly breaching the privacy of over 300,000 Australians caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

In a case lodged in the federal court on Monday, the Australian information commissioner Angelene Falk has alleged Facebook committed serious and repeated interferences with privacy in contravention of Australian privacy law because data collected by Facebook was passed onto the This is Your Digital Life app by Cambridge Analytica for political profiling, which was not what it was collected for.

Data included people’s names, dates of birth, email addresses, city location, friends list, page likes and Facebook messages for those who had granted the app access to the messages.

Source: Josh Taylor | The Guardian

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