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Canadian watchdogs say Facebook violated privacy law, will take company to Federal Court

By Samantha Wright Allen       

The two commissioners repeated their call that legislators ‘wake up’ and improve privacy laws, because Canada’s democratic systems are ‘equally’ at risk to influence.

Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien, right, with his B.C. counterpart, Michael McEvoy, on Thursday discussed their investigation into Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada’s legislators need to “wake up” and give their privacy watchdogs stronger laws and “teeth” to enforce them, say the federal and B.C. privacy commissioners following a yearlong joint investigation into the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal affecting 620,000 Canadians.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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