Facebook faces more than $300 million in fines over poor protection of users' personal data
Australian Commission on Information Protection accused Facebook over poor protection of users' personal data . The regulator accuses Mark Zuckerberg's brainchild of breaching Privacy Act 1988, due to which the company faces a total of more than $300 million in fines.
"The Commissioner alleges that the personal information of Australian Facebook users was disclosed to the This is Your Digital Life app for a purpose other than the purpose for which the information was collected," the Australian regulator said in an official statement.
It should be noted that according to the available data, Facebook may be fined $1.1 million for each individual case of violation of the law, which in total accumulated more than 300 thousand pieces.