Canadian privacy officer’s report neither impartial nor independent, says Facebook

Facebook has filed its response to a report from Canada’s privacy officer claiming it was neither impartial nor independent Back in February, the Canadian privacy officer Daniel Therrien, filed a notice of application with the Federal Court of Canada to hold a hearing into Facebook with the purpose of forcing the company to change its […]

#Privacy: Facebook sued by Australian privacy watchdog

Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook over privacy breaches relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.  The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has announced that it had started legal proceedings in Federal Court over allegations that Facebook had “committed serious and/or repeated interferences with privacy in contravention of Australian privacy law,” by exposing users’ […]

#Privacy: Facebook files lawsuit against data analytics company

A lawsuit has been filed against New Jersey-based OneAudience, claiming that it illegally accessed user data.  Allegedly, OneAudience paid app developers to install a malicious software development kit (SDK) in their apps, so it could be later used to harvest information from Facebook. Harvested information included names, email addresses, locations, Facebook IDs and more.  Jessica […]

#Privacy: Facebook ordered to strengthen data protection measures in Colombia

Facebook has been ordered to implement useful and effective security measures to protect more than 31 million Colombian users’ personal data.  The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC)  has issued an order requiring Facebook Colombia SAS to guarantee the security of the personal data of more than 31 million Colombian users by adopting new measures […]

#Privacy: Facebook’s social media accounts hacked

Facebook’s Twitter and Instagram account was briefly hijacked by known hacking group OurMine.  The hacking group, OurMine, managed to hack into the official social media account on Twitter and Instagram for Facebook and Messenger Friday afternoon.  OurMine tweeted on Facebook’s Twitter account: “Hi, we are OurMine. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their […]

#Privacy:  Facebook refuses to ban political ads

Facebook has chosen not to make amendments to its advertising policies which allows the spread of misinformation in political messaging.  In a blog post on Thursday, Rob Leathern, director of product management announced that Facebook updated their Ad Library to increase the level of transparency and allow people to see fewer political and social issue […]