Facebook faces grilling by Canadian politiciansStaff Writer | April 21, 2018
Canadian politicians grilled Facebook executives as to why they did not tell more than 600,000 Canadians their privacy may have been breached.
Technology May have been 600,000 invasions of privacy
The House of Commons committee asked Facebook privacy officer Robert Sherman why, when the company learned of the breaches in 2016, Canadians were not told. “In retrospect, we should have done that,” Sherman replied.
The irony is that it was a Canadian, Christopher Wylie, who blew the whistle on breaches of privacy that affected more than 80 million Facebook users worldwide.
The data was gathered by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, that sold the information from profiles that showed what pages users liked, birth dates, religious beliefs and more. ■