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(Bloomberg) — Privacy watchdogs are accusing Facebook Inc. of “serious contraventions” of Canadian law in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
In a joint report released Thursday, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia said the Menlo Park, California-based technology giant didn’t obtain proper consent from users to disclose their personal data, didn’t have adequate safeguards to protect that data and didn’t take proper responsibility for the information under its control.
“Facebook’s refusal to act responsibly is deeply troubling given the vast amount of sensitive personal information users have entrusted to this company,” Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien said in a news release. “Their privacy framework was empty, and their vague terms were so