Australia’s privacy regulator has begun legal proceedings against Facebook over its failure to protect users’ data during the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social media giant is facing a potential multimillion-dollar fine but whether the case will have a lasting impact of the social media giant’s operations is unclear.
Facebook has so far been able to largely brush off a raft of scandals and has seen little impact on its continued growth despite being hit with billions of dollars worth of fines for privacy infringements from global regulators.
In this week’s Minicast Which-50 journalist Joseph Brookes unpacks the news and explains how regulators elsewhere have struggled to reign in Facebook in similar battles.
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