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Facebook appeal over Cambridge Analytica data rejected by Australian court as ‘divorced from reality’

Full bench of the federal court confirms earlier ruling that tech giant collects personal information in Australia

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Facebook has lost a major battle with the Australian regulator over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, after a court dismissed the social media giant’s claim that it neither conducts business nor collects personal information in the country.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is suing Facebook, now Meta, for breaching the privacy of more than 300,000 Australian Facebook users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, exposed more than four years ago by the Guardian.

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