06 Apr Australia Opens Probe into Facebook Privacy Scandal
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) announced last Thursday that it has opened an official investigation into the privacy scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.
After learning that the data of around 311,127 Australians had been misused by both firms, Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk said that her office will be considering whether Facebook had breached the Privacy Act of 1998. Given the global nature of the matter, Falk added that they will also be consulting with other regulatory agencies around the world.
Facebook already denied last week that it breached the NZ Privacy Act of 1993 in an investigation by New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.