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HomeMiscellanytheBreaker.news Podcast: Facebook under fire, but will lawmakers heed privacy commissioners’ call to action?

theBreaker.news Podcast: Facebook under fire, but will lawmakers heed privacy commissioners’ call to action?

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Two privacy commissioners say Facebook is thumbing its nose at the privacy rights of Canadians, so they are going to Federal Court in hopes of teaching Mark Zuckerberg a lesson.

In an April 25 report, Federal commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart Michael McEvoy found Facebook mishandled citizens’ personal information in the Cambridge Analytica political profiling scandal.

This report happens six months before the federal election. Therrien and McEvoy warned that Canadian laws are not strong enough to prevent social media interference in the election. “Our legislators need to wake up and take action,” McEvoy said.

Listen to highlights of Therrien and McEvoy’s news conference on this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast.

Also on this edition, a clip from Jody Wilson-Raybould’s first major speech on the west coast since the SNC-Lavalin scandal erupted.

Said the MP for Vancouver-Granville, during a First Nations conference in Richmond: “If we do not voice what is true and pass it on, our societies will fracture and erode.” 

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Plus Pacific Northwest and Pacific Rim headlines and commentaries.

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