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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:42 PM

Canada watchdog to seek court order to force Facebook to follow privacy laws

Source: Reuters

BUSINESS NEWS APRIL 25, 2019 / 10:26 AM / UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO

Canada watchdog to seek court order to force Facebook to follow privacy laws

Steve Scherer, David Ljunggren
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc broke Canadian privacy laws when it collected the information of some 600,000 citizens, a top watchdog said on Thursday, pledging to seek a court order to force the social media giant to change its practices.

Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien made his comments while releasing the results of an investigation, opened a year ago, into a data sharing scandal involving Facebook and the now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Though Facebook has acknowledged a “major breach of trust”, the company disputed the results of the probe, Therrien said.

“Facebook’s refusal to act responsibly is deeply troubling given the vast amount of sensitive personal information users have entrusted to this company,” said Therrien.

He said the company refused to voluntarily submit to audits of its privacy policies and practices over the next five years.

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