The Australian Information Commissioner lodged Federal Court proceedings against the social media giant, Facebook. The Information Commissioner found Facebook guilty of data privacy breach, which was also in conjunction with a breach of the country’s Privacy Act 1988. The breach affected 311,127 Australian Facebook users. If proven guilty, a maximum civil penalty of up to AUD$1,700,000 (approximately US$9,700,00) will be imposed on Facebook for each serious and/or repeated interference with privacy.
Source: CISO Mag