U.K. authorities have hit Facebook with the highest possible punishment for its Cambridge Analytica data breach, ordering the social media empire to pay £500,000 ($645,000). The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the country’s privacy watchdog, said Facebook is responsible for “serious breaches of data protection” that allowed the personal data of more than 87 million Facebook users to fall into the hands of Cambridge Analytica, a data harvester with links to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon and other right-wing extremists. “A company of its size and expertise should have known better and it should have done better,” said information commissioner ... Read More
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