UK regulator upholds Facebook fine in Cambridge Analytica row

UK regulator upholds Facebook fine in Cambridge Analytica row

Britain's information regulator on Thursday upheld a small but symbolic 500,000 pound (US$645,000) fine for Facebook for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in th
FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

REUTERS: Britain's information regulator on Thursday upheld a small but symbolic 500,000 pound (US$645,000) fine for Facebook for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Confirming its initial decision on the fine in July, the Information Commissioner's Office said data from at least one million British users had been among that harvested by Cambridge and used for political purposes.

(US$1 = 0.7752 pounds)

(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru)

Source: Reuters

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