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 Cambridge Analytica’s parent firm, SCL Elections, for failing to deal with the regulator’s enforcement notice.

Source: Reuters

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