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Facebook Gets Symbolic Fine for Cambridge Analytica Scandal (1)

Oct. 25, 2018, 11:49 AM

Facebook Inc. was slapped with a symbolic 500,000-pound ($645,000) fine by the U.K.’s privacy regulator for “serious” violations of data protection rules that paved the way for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The fine is the highest possible for the Information Commissioner’s Office under old rules that predated this year’s European Union revamp of privacy penalties. The ICO said that between 2007 and 2014, “Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by allowing application developers access to their information without sufficiently clear and informed consent.”

The revelations that data belonging to millions of Facebook users and their friends may have...

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