Jul 11, 2018

Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog

The UK's data protection watchdog plans to fine Facebook £500,000 over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Over the period, it emerged that Facebook had failed to ensure that a London-based political consultancy - Cambridge Analytica - had deleted personal data harvested about millions of its members in breach of the platform's rules. The ICO said it had established that the Canadian data analytics firm AggregateIQ - AIQ - had access to UK voters' personal data provided by the Brexit referendum's Vote Leave campaign. The watchdog added that it continued to investigate to what degree AIQ and SCL Elections had shared UK personal data. A probe into the collection and sharing of personal data by the official Remain campaign - Britain Stronger In Europe - and a linked data broker.

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