Canadian judge rejects OPC's Facebook-Cambridge Analytica ruling

18/04/2023 | IT World Canada

A Canadian Federal Court judge has dismissed an attempt by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) to enforce its 2019 finding that "Facebook committed serious violations of Canadian privacy laws and failed to take responsibility for protecting the personal information of Canadians," over its handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. 

The judge concluded: "The Commissioner has failed to discharge their burden to show that it was inadequate for Facebook to rely on good faith and honest execution of its contractual agreements with third-party app developers."

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