Nov 6, 2018

Facebook treated voters with 'disrespect' over data collection

Parliament Live TV Facebook and others involved in the Cambridge Analytica scandal showed a "Disturbing level of disrespect" for the personal data of voters, the Information Commissioner has said. The Information Commissioner's Office investigation into how the data of millions of Facebook users was harvested by an academic and shared with Cambridge Analytica was, she told MPs, "Unprecedented", in terms of scale, cost and complexity. In October, the ICO fined Facebook the maximum of £500,000, over its involvement in the controversy. Ms Denham told MPs that Facebook needed "To significantly change its business practices". "In response to Ms Denham's appearance, DCMS committee chair Damian Collins said:"On Facebook, I welcome the Information Commissioner's comments that the platform needs to change and take much greater responsibility, and her call for Facebook to be subject to stricter regulation and oversight.

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