Australian Information Commissioner welcomes ruling on Facebook 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 on the US based company 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 alleged the data of 311 127 Australians was exposed by Cambridge Analytica in total.