Facebook Faces Probe In Australia


Social Media Giant:

Today authorities said Australia is investigating social media giant over alleged privacy breaches. After the firm admitted the private information of thousands of local peoples. It was wrongfully shared with a British political consultancy. Yesterday the social media giant said the information of up to 87 M people globally.

Including more than 300,000 Australian peoples. Information shares with Cambridge Analytica. The company has been under fire over its handling of peoples private data. After reports, the British firm harvested the big amounts of information. It is as part of its work on US president’s 2016 presidential campaign. Angelene Falk is an acting Privacy Commissioner said about it in a statement. He said, “The investigation will consider whether it has breached the Privacy Act”. “Given the global nature of this thing, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will offer to regulatory authorities globally.”

Australian Law:

Then Falk said under Australian law, all companies had to take “reasonable steps” to guarantee private data. It was being peoples inform about the collection and handling of their information. However, the bulk of information share with Cambridge Analytica is from the United States at 81.6%, with Australia ranked tenth. After countries including the Indonesia, Philippines, and India, according to Facebook, which has pledged to give people a clearer picture of how it handles private data.

Mark Zuckerberg is due to testify before the United States Congress next week. In what is hope to be various congressional hearings over the scandal? The tech behemoth is also facing probes over the information breach. The EU has given Facebook until next week to answer questions over the harvested information. While offices of Cambridge Analytica have a search by Britain’s Information Commissioner.