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Facebook agrees to pay UK data watchdog’s Cambridge Analytica fine but settles without admitting liability

Facebook agrees to pay UK data watchdog’s Cambridge Analytica fine but settles without admitting liability Facebook has reached a settlement with the UK’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, agreeing to pay in full a £500,000 (~$643k) fine following the latter’s investigating into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. As part of the […]

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Libra, Facebook’s global digital currency plan, is fuzzy on privacy, watchdogs warn

Libra, Facebook’s global digital currency plan, is fuzzy on privacy, watchdogs warn Privacy commissioners from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australasia have put their names to a joint statement raising concerns about a lack of clarity from Facebook over how data protection safeguards will be baked into its planned cryptocurrency project, Libra. […]

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Facebook refuses to disclose “chuck Chequers” Brexit advertiser to UK parliament

Facebook refuses to disclose “chuck Chequers” Brexit advertiser to UK parliament Facebook has refused to provide the British parliament with the names of individuals behind a shadowy network backing an extreme ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome over a government-negotiated compromise. Since the June 2016 EU referendum vote, politics in the UK has been […]

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Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law

Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the national data protection watchdog, the Guardian reports. While the fine itself is a small and […]

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UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe

UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may yet regret underestimating a UK parliamentary committee that’s been investigating the democracy-denting impact of online disinformation for the best part of this year — and whose repeat requests for facetime he’s just as repeatedly snubbed. […]

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Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t

Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t An unprecedented international grand committee comprised of 22 representatives from seven parliaments will meet in London next week to put questions to Facebook about the online fake news crisis and the social network’s own string of data […]

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Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine Facebook has said it will appeal against a £500,000 penalty issued by the UK’s data watchdog this summer following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Facebook told the regulator an estimated one million UK users were among the 87M of […]

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Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog

Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog The UK’s data watchdog has warned that Facebook must overhaul its privacy-hostile business model or risk burning user trust for good. Comments she made today have also raised questions over the legality of so-called lookalike audiences to target political ads […]

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Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our data. The eponymous social […]

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UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum $500K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach

UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum 0K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed that it has hit Facebook with a maximum $500,000 ($645,000) fine around the way it mishandled user data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year. The ICO announced its intention to […]

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