Original article by Ben Butler
The Australian – Page: 3 : 11-Jul-18
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has received a formal complaint about Facebook regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The number of Australians who were affected by the data breach is estimated to exceed 300,000, and they may be entitled to compensation for breach of privacy. Nathan Landis of litigation funder IMF Bentham notes that the average compensation payout ranges from $1,000 to $10,000, which suggests that Facebook’s total liability could be between $3m and $3bn. The complaint was lodged by IMF Bentham and law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery.
FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA LLC, AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN INFORMATION COMMISSIONER, IMF BENTHAM LIMITED – ASX IMF, JOHNSON WINTER AND SLATTERY, AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL PRIVACY COMMISSIONER, GREAT BRITAIN. OFFICE OF THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT