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UK Fines Facebook £500K Over Data Harvest Scandal

Law360 (July 10, 2018, 10:32 PM EDT) -- The U.K.’s Information Commissioner's Office hit Facebook Inc. with the maximum penalty of £500,000 — about $660,000 — Tuesday for two violations of the Data Protection Act of 1998 in relation to the revelation that the social media giant allowed a political consulting firm to access the data of tens of millions of users in the lead-up to Brexit.

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said Tuesday that Facebook broke the law when it failed to protect users by allowing Cambridge Analytica access to their personal data. Additionally,...
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