Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Fine imposed on Facebook over user privacy - United Kingdom lawmaker

Fine imposed on Facebook over user privacy - United Kingdom lawmaker

"We have been working closely with the Information Commissioner's Office in their investigation of Cambridge Analytica, just as we have with authorities in the USA and other countries", he added. "But this can not be at the expense of transparency, fairness and compliance with the law".

The report sets out regulatory action taken against a number of the star players in this year's data scandal, including a criminal prosecution against Cambridge Analytica's parent biz SCL Elections Ltd - which has since folded, in name at least - for failing to properly deal with the ICO's enforcement notice.

The revelations that data belonging to as many as 87 million Facebook users and their friends may have been misused is a "game changer" in the world of data protection, Denham said.

"A significant finding of the ICO investigation is the conclusion that Facebook has not been sufficiently transparent to enable users to understand how and why they might be targeted by a political party or campaign", Denham wrote.

Facebook will get a chance to respond to the proposed penalties before the ICO releases a final decision.

"It's an important moment for data protection", she added.

"Facebook users will be rightly concerned that the company left their data far too vulnerable to being collected without their consent by developers working on behalf of companies like Cambridge Analytica".

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The penalty and resulting fine only comprise a small portion of the ICO's report, which initially was undertaken to investigate the misuse of data during the UK's European Union referendum (AKA, Brexit). "Trust and confidence in the integrity of our democratic processes risk being disrupted because the average voter has little idea of what is going on behind the scenes".

But the ICO said because of the timing of the incidents involved in its inquiry, the penalties were limited to those available under previous legislation.

"Facebook state that they only knew about this data breach when it was first reported in the press in December 2015".

Mr Collins said his own committee will publish its interim report about disinformation and data use in political campaigns later this month.

It later launched an investigation that included political parties, data analytics companies and major social media platforms. "We're reviewing the report and will respond to the ICO soon". The U.K.'s investigation found "evidence that copies of the data/parts of it also seem to have been shared with other parties and on other systems beyond", which "potentially brings into question the accuracy" of Cambridge Analytica's assertion that it wiped the data from its stores.

It has also said that, while it pitched for work with campaign group Leave.EU ahead of the Brexit referendum in Britain in 2016, it did not end up doing any work on the campaign.

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