Thursday, October 25, 2018

CA scandal: UK slaps Facebook with $645k fine

Facebook Inc was slapped with a symbolic £500,000 ($645,000) fine by the UK’s privacy regulator for “serious” violations of data protection rules that paved the way for the Cambridge Analytica (CA) scandal.
The fine is the highest possible for the Information Commissioner’s Office under old rules that predated this year’s European Union revamp of privacy penalties. The ICO said that between 2007 and 2014, “Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by allowing application developers access to their information without sufficiently clear and informed consent”. About the UK fine, Facebook said that they are reviewing the decision.

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