On February 6, 2020, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada filed a Notice of Application against Facebook, Inc. (Facebook) with respect to numerous violations relating to Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, SC 2000, c 5 (PIPEDA).
Facebook is alleged to have allowed an organization to use an application, “This is Your Digital Life”, to access the personal information of its users. This information was then shared with other parties, notably Cambridge Analytica, which was involved in various US political campaigns.
Though Facebook argues that there is no evidence that Canadian user data was shared with Cambridge Analytica, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has asked the Federal Court to impose various binding orders on Facebook to correct its practices. These include:
Summary By: Alessia Monastero
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