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Canadian privacy watchdogs plan to take Facebook to court over privacy lapses

Canadian privacy watchdogs plan to take Facebook to court over privacy lapses

Canada's privacy czar is taking Facebook to court after finding the social-media giant's lax practices allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A long-awaited joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart, Michael McEvoy, uncovered major shortcomings in Facebook's procedures and called for stronger laws to protect Canadians.

The Canadian Press