Australian Information Commissioner files privacy case against Facebook
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has filed a case against Facebook over non-compliance to the Australian Privacy Act 1988. In the case registered, the OAIC claims that Facebook disclosed personal information of Australian Facebook users to third-party application This Is Your Digital Life. This is in breach of Australian Privacy Principle 6, as most data was collected from Facebook users who did not use the app themselves, but only were friends with the app’s users. The office also states that Facebook did not take reasonable steps during this period to protect the personal information of the users from unauthorised disclosure, which is in breach of Australian Privacy Principle 11.