Facebook concludes to pay fine to Cambridge Analytica company in UK

Facebook has agreed to pay a £500,000 fine imposed by the UK’s information safety watchdog for its position in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It had initially appealed the penalty, inflicting the Data Commissioner’s Workplace to pursue its personal counter-appeal. As a part of the settlement, Facebook has made no admission of legal responsibility. The US agency stated it “wished it had done more to investigate Cambridge Analytica” earlier. James Dipple-Johnstone, deputy commissioner of the ICO stated: “The ICO’s main concern was that UK citizen data was exposed to a serious risk of harm. Protection of personal information and personal privacy is of fundamental importance, not only for the rights of individuals, but also as we now know, for the preservation of a strong democracy.” Harry Kinmonth, a Facebook lawyer, famous that the social community had made adjustments to limit the data app builders may entry following the scandal. “The ICO has stated that it has not discovered evidence that the data of Facebook users in the EU was transferred to Cambridge Analytica,” he added. “However, we look forward to continuing to cooperate with the ICO’s wider and ongoing investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.” Researcher Dr Aleksandr Kogan and his company GSR used a persona quiz to harvest the Facebook information of up to 87 million individuals. A few of this information was shared with London-based Cambridge Analytica. The ICO argued that Facebook didn’t do sufficient to defend customers’ info.

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