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Facebook Fined £500k Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:55 am
by Pete
Facebook fined £500k over Cambridge Analytica scandal

A UK regulator says it is continuing to look at the interaction between technology and democracy after the "illegal" use of data.

Facebook has been fined £500,000 - the maximum possible - over the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which user data was harvested from tens of millions of people.

The UK's information commissioner imposed the fine for "serious breaches of data protection law".

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) had alerted Facebook to the penalty in June under a so-called 'Notice of Intent" and the fine was made public in July.

The ICO said data belonging to 87 million users was improperly accessed by Cambridge Analytica - which has since been shut down.

It believed around one million people were affected in the UK.
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