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Facebook’s claims on users’ privacy expectations raise concerns among US federal lawmakers
18 September 2019 00:00
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.
09 September 2019 00:00 by Amy MillerA federal judge has rejected Facebook’s argument that users suing over the Cambridge Analytica scandal had no expectation of privacy after they shared information with their friends on social media.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
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