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UK's ICO Fines Facebook £500,000 Over Cambridge Analytica Debacle

     
10:09 am on Oct 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The UK's data regulator has fined Facebook £500,000, the maximum amount it's allowed under laws, over the Cambridge Analytica debacle and for not protecting user data.
The ICO’s investigation found that between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by allowing application developers access to their information without sufficiently clear and informed consent, and allowing access even if users had not downloaded the app, but were simply ‘friends’ with people who had.

Facebook also failed to keep the personal information secure because it failed to make suitable checks on apps and developers using its platform.

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It would be nice if the UK sent that £500,000 to the those Cambridge Analytica helped screw, the American people (well I guess people everywhere got screwed.)
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Cambridge Analytica helped screw, the American people (well I guess people everywhere got screwed.)


You guessed right:

harvested the Facebook data of up to 87 million people worldwide, without their knowledge.


The UK isn't very good at fining companies lots of dough.
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Referring more to what that data helped achieve in the US.
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The UK isn't very good at fining companies lots of dough.

£500,000, the maximum amount it's allowed under laws,

This was post GDPR era. The next time, this will be another story... because yes, there will be a new time :)
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Referring more to what that data helped achieve in the US.


If you mean the election result and heaving a bearing on that, I wouldn't want to be the one trying to prove it, but probably.