Facebook Fined £500,000 For Cambridge Analytica Data Privacy Scandal In UK - Insight Trending
Facebook Fined £500,000 For Cambridge Analytica Data Privacy Scandal In UK
Facebook has been fined £500,000 by the UK's data security guarddog for its job in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said Facebook had let a "serious breach" of the law occur. 

The fine is the most extreme permitted under the old data insurance decides that connected before GDPR produced results in May. 

The ICO said Facebook had given application designers access to individuals' data "without clear consent".

In July, the ICO advised the informal organization that it planned to issue the most extreme fine. 

Affirming the fine, it said in an announcement: "Somewhere in the range of 2007 and 2014, Facebook handled the individual data of clients unreasonably by permitting application designers access to their data without adequately clear and educated assent, and permitting access regardless of whether clients had not downloaded the application, but rather were essentially 'companions' with individuals who had." 

"Facebook additionally neglected to keep the individual data secure in light of the fact that it neglected to make reasonable minds applications and designers utilizing its stage." 

Facebook said it was "inspecting" the ICO's choice. 

"While we deferentially can't help contradicting a portion of their discoveries, we have said before that we ought to have accomplished more to examine asserts about Cambridge Analytica and made a move in 2015," it said in an announcement. 

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