Oct 28, 2020

Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Facebook is being sued for failing to protect users' personal data in the Cambridge Analytica breach. The scandal involved harvested Facebook data of 87 million people being used for advertising during elections. The Facebook case will argue that by taking data without consent, the firm failed to meet their legal obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998. In October 2018, the UK's data protection watchdog fined Facebook £500,000 for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. "Representative claimant in the case Alvin Carpio said:"When we use Facebook, we expect that our personal data is being used responsibly, transparently, and legally.

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