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Report: Canada Takes Facebook to Court Over Privacy Violations

Report: Canada Takes Facebook to Court Over Privacy Violations
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By    |   Thursday, 25 April 2019 11:35 AM

Facebook has "refused to voluntarily submit to audits of its privacy policies," so Canada's leading data-protection watchdog is taking the company to court to force it to comply, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

"Facebook's refusal to act responsibly is deeply troubling given the vast amount of sensitive personal information users have entrusted to this company," Canada's privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien said in a statement, per the Post. "Their privacy framework was empty, and their vague terms were so elastic that they were not meaningful for privacy protection."

Canada intended to "implement measures to ensure the company respects its accountability and other privacy obligations in the future," but Facebook did not submit to an audit of their privacy practices, sending the standoff to Canadian courts, according to the report.

The investigation into Facebook's privacy practices was spurred by the Cambridge Analytica revelations from the U.S. investigations into the 2016 presidential election meddling campaign.

Canada claims Facebook's protections for users' private data are "superficial" and the company does not monitor third-party applications access to that information, the Post reported.

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Facebook has "refused to voluntarily submit to audits of its privacy policies," so Canada's leading data-protection watchdog is taking the company to court to force it to comply, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
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