Managing Editor, Australia
Facebook’s claims on users’ privacy expectations raise concerns among US federal lawmakers
Date: 18 September 2019. Duration: 8:23
Facebook’s argument that users suing over the Cambridge Analytica scandal had no expectation of privacy after sharing information with friends has been dealt a blow in a federal court, with a judge in California saying the argument “could not be more wrong.” But the digital platform’s reasoning on what privacy safeguards its users believed they were entitled to have also raised questions among members the US House Judiciary Subcommittee, who have asked the platform to explain the disparity between its claims in court and reassurances on privacy offered by its boss, Mark Zuckerberg.