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ICO hits Facebook with £500k fine promise

ICO hits Facebook with £500k fine promise

As a result, the company is facing the maximum fine the regulator can impose.

"In 2014 and 2015, the Facebook platform allowed an app. that ended up harvesting 87 million profiles of users around the world that was then used by Cambridge Analytica in the 2016 presidential campaign and in the referendum", Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, told BBC radio.

"New technologies that use data analytics to micro-target people give campaign groups the ability to connect with individual voters".

Fair Vote runs on public donations and its self-stated aim is to to tackle the issues of data misuse, voter manipulation and lack of transparency in elections. "We are fully cooperating with the investigation now underway by the Australian Privacy Commissioner and will review any additional evidence that is made available when the UK Office of the Information Commissioner releases their report", a Facebook spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, the ICO has sent warning letters to 11 political parties, compelling them to agree to audits of their data protection practices. The commissioner's office identified one of the companies, Emma's Diary, as being used by the British Labour Party, BBC said.

It is the first financial penalty Facebook's has faced since the data leak was revealed earlier this year.

The accusations made by the Commissioner's office pertain to not protecting user data properly and not making clear how the user data was shared with others, according to The Washington Post.

The Facebook probe is part of a wider investigation into the use of data in political campaigns, which the ICO launched a year ago, the interim results of which are out today.

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The ICO is also investigating 29 other social media companies, political campaigns, parties and other commercial actors over their roles in the European Union referendum.

Politicians are calling for greater transparency from Facebook in light of the ICO fine.

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

Just 53 Australians downloaded the "this is your digital life" Facebook quiz app responsible for the Cambridge Analytica data breach. "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." .

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

It said it would work with Slattery Lawyers to investigate whether the claim for compensation was possible.

Humber said that further investigation is needed to ascertain just what happened to the scraped data and where it is now.


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