New ICO Report Shows How Facebook is Exploited by Political Parties
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office released last Tuesday a 112-page report on its investigation into how political organizations abuse personal data and Facebook to target voters.
The ICO said it found that political campaigns had been buying marketing lists and other consumer lifestyle data from data brokers “without sufficient due diligence” and with few protections for consumers.
Additionally, it uncovered 172 organizations involved in data trading, 30 of which were the main focus of this report. The ICO also seized 85 pieces of equipment, including servers, 22 documents and 700 terabytes of data.