Original article by Leo Shanahan
The Australian – Page: Online : 12-Aug-19
Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk launched an investigation into Facebook Australia in 2018. This followed the latter revealing up to 311,000 Australians might have had their personal data "improperly shared" by Cambridge Analytica. Falk, who was a key adviser to ACCC chairman Rod Sims on his report into digital platforms and their impact on traditional media, says the investigation is a "matter of great priority" for her office. She notes with interest the recent $US7 billion fine that the US Federal Trade Commission imposed on Facebook in the wake of a number of privacy violations by it, including the Cambridge Analytica leak.
AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN INFORMATION COMMISSIONER, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA LLC, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION