New Zealand’s privacy commissioner is also done with Facebook


The past few days have seen brands and personalities quit Facebook, and now New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has joined the fore.

In a post for The Spinoff, John Edwards explains what was once a place to kill time on Farmville and catch up with friends had turned into a platform that breaks the country’s privacy laws.

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Following revelations of Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of personal Facebook data, Edwards said his office requested the social network to release data about what information it holds about users as part of an investigation. Facebook refused, allegedly saying it wasn’t subject to New Zealand’s privacy laws, and therefore had no obligation to provide it.  Read more…

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