Tag: UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

UK’s ICO to Fine Facebook for Data Abuse, Breach

UK’s ICO to Fine Facebook for Data Abuse, Breach

The UK’s Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham revealed this week that she seeks to penalize Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,850) for breaches of data protection law based on their new finding into the use of data analytics by political campaigns. Denham said that Facebook violated the law by failing to safeguard people’s information and not showing transparency about how data was being harvested on its platform. However, the fine is said to be a small figure for the tech giant which is valued at $590 billion. ICO also said that other regulatory actions, such as a criminal prosecution, may be taken against […]

ICO Concludes Investigation Into WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing

ICO Concludes Investigation Into WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed this week that it has closed its investigation into Facebook and WhatsApp and found that aside from basic data processing, no data was being shared between the two. WhatsApp was also made to sign an agreement where it committed not to share personal data with Facebook unless it is able to do it in a way that is compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In a blog post, Commissioner Elizabeth Denham explained that the data protection law is not supposed to prohibit companies from sharing personal data, only compel them to follow […]