Australian Information Commissioner rejects Facebook’s appeal to ruling in Cambridge Analytica case

The Australian Federal Court has rejected Facebook Inc.’s application to set aside the court’s earlier ruling granting the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) leave to serve legal documents to the US based social media giant in a Cambridge Analytica investigation. In the ruling, Justice Thawley was satisfied that the OAIC had established a prima facie case that Facebook was conducting business, and collecting and holding personal information in Australia at the relevant time. According to the Guardian, the OAIC stated that 311 127 Australian citizens’ data was exposed by Cambridge Analytica.