Cambridge Analytica

The size of the potential penalty Facebook is facing in Australia over the Cambridge Analytica scandal is one of the few fines that may be large enough to move the needle on data compliance, argues former Cambridge Analytica employee turned data advocate Brittany Kaiser.  Speaking to an audience of Australian

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In the midst of its battle with Australia’s privacy watchdog in the federal court, Facebook may also face a class action lawsuit lodged on behalf of the Australian’s whose data was hoovered up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Litigation funder IMF Bentham, which is now named Omni Bridgeway,  began inviting

The Australian Information Commissioner has commenced legal proceedings against Facebook, alleging it failed to protect more than 300,000 Australian users’ data that was collected by the app at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The digital quiz app, This is Your Digital Life, collected the personal information of Australian

Something a little different for our final cover story of the decade. We asked Which-50’s lead writers to tell ‘the story behind the story’ that most resonated with them this year.  The four they chose are snapshots of the massive transformations which are underway in businesses and society—and they represent

Ongoing reputational scandals around data usage, privacy and transparency have impacted Facebook, Google and Apple brand trust measures globally, how do Australians feel about this issue? Brand trust is becoming a bigger issue for the large tech players with latest research showing they are not immune to reputational damage from

Facebook has unveiled a new tool which lets users limit Facebook’s ability to target advertising to them based on their activity outside the social media platform. The Off-Facebook Activity function will give users a summary of the apps and websites that send Facebook information about their activity which is used

It is twelve months since GDPR came into force, but you need to look back a little further to really appreciate why the world is now very different for marketers than it was a year and a day ago. And why it risks becoming toxic for advertising technology and marketing

Facebook plans to make its platform more privacy-focused, built around several principles core to the way WhatsApp has been developed, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. During the F8 conference in San Jose earlier this week the CEO opened the event saying the company will focus on the most fundamental and

Facebook told investors it’s setting aside $3 billion to cover an impending fine from the FTC, to settle an investigation which was opened in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The matter remains unresolved, but the company is estimating the fine will be between $3 billion and $5 billion.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not even born in early 1982 when the mandated breakup of Bell System began, a move that ultimately slashed the value of the giant and previously unassailable AT&T by 70 percent. He was 15 when Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found that Microsoft was