Last Parliament's leader of Facebook investigation hopes probe goes on despite cabinet shakeup - 2019-11-22

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F0.png Last Parliament's leader of Facebook investigation hopes probe goes on despite cabinet shakeup November 22, 2019, Charlie Pinkerton, iPolitics

The Conservative MP who was at the helm of the last Parliament's Facebook-centred investigation hopes the government keeps examining digital privacy, data rights and how they relate to the democratic process, even though the role of the responsible minister has been combined with another cabinet file.

Partway through the last Parliament, when details were made public about how Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of Facebook profiles for political use during the last American election, the House of Commons committee chaired by Bob Zimmer pivoted its focused to studying how modern tech giants' like Facebook use and misuse data.

"I think we have to get on where we left off and get going," Zimmer told iPolitics in an interview on Friday, adding later that "we need to make sure we keep this issue top of mind for all Canadians."

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