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11:48 am on Jul 11, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The UK's ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) has fined Facebook 500,000 over the data breach in the Cambridge Analytica debacle.

The fine is the maximum allowed under the rules.
While Cambridge Analytica insisted it had indeed wiped the data after Facebook's erasure request in December 2015, the ICO said it had seen evidence that copies of the data had been shared with others.

"This potentially brings into question the accuracy of the deletion certificates provided to Facebook," said an ICO spokesperson.

[bbc.co.uk...]

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12:43 pm on July 11, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This might be the first fine the ICO have given out since the start of the GDPR period.
I wonder if there is any way they can fine Cambridge Analytics, hasn't it been closed?
12:55 pm on July 11, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Can't help thinking that Facebook got off lightly, perhaps because the offence occurred some time before GDPR came into force.
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I think the distribution of our personal data costs a lot more than 500,000 pounds.
 

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