• Facebook facing small but symbolic UK fine over data protection breaches

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Britain's information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users' data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
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  • Facebook is facing multiple class action lawsuits over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

    Facebook is facing multiple class action lawsuits over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Advocacy group Fair Vote UK is assembling a class action lawsuit against Facebook over its mishandling of people's information.
    Fair Vote has 84 claimants so far, but 1.1 million British citizens were affected by the breach overall.
    The news comes after the UK's privacy watchdog said it planned to fine Facebook £500,000 for breaking data protection laws.
    Data protection lawyer Sean Humber says that Facebook could potentially face a bill running into the hundreds of millions of pounds, or even higher depending on how seriously the data was misused.
    Advocacy group Fair Vote is assembling a...
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  • It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off its £500,000 fine for the Cambridge Analytica scandal

    It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off its £500,000 fine for the Cambridge Analytica scandal

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook is facing a £500,000 fine from the UK's data watchdog over the Cambridge Analytical scandal.
    It's the first penalty Facebook would pay for mishandling people's information.
    But the company makes so much money that it would take just 18 minutes to pay it off.
    If Facebook had been fined under new European laws, the maximum penalty would have been $1.6 billion.
    It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off the £500,000 fine proposed as a punishment by the UK's data watchdog for the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
    The Information Commissioner's Office has suggested fining...
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  • ICO slaps Facebook with maximum £500,000 fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

    ICO slaps Facebook with maximum £500,000 fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

    2 monthes ago - By The Inquirer

    That's, er, 18 minutes of profit for the social network
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  • ICO Shows Teeth, Slaps Facebook with Record Fine, Demands Audits Galore

    2 monthes ago - By CBR

    Credit reference agencies also facing ICO audit
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  • Facebook faces Australia data breach compensation claim

    2 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    Facebook could face a hefty compensation bill in Australia after a leading litigation funder lodged a complaint with the country's privacy regulator over users' personal data shared with a British political consultancy.
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  • Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal

    2 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users.
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