Facebook fined pre-GDPR maximum of £500,000 by ICO over Cambridge Analytica

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Facebook fined pre-GDPR maximum of £500,000 by ICO over Cambridge Analytica

Facebook could have been fined £17m or four per cent of global turnover if the breach had occurred under GDPR

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Facebook the maximum £500,000 over the Cambridge Analytica affair. The defunct political consultancy was able to harvest information about millions...

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