STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

UK lawmaker says fine imposed on Facebook over user privacy

Facebook has been under fire ever since allegations surfaced that London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica used data from tens of millions of Facebook accounts. 

Published: 11th July 2018 10:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2018 10:23 AM   |  A+A-

Facebook

Image used for representational purpose for Facebook. ( Photo | Reuters)

By PTI

LONDON: The chairman of the UK Parliament's media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds (USD 663,000) for failing to safeguard users' data.

Damian Collins said the Information Commissioner's Office concluded that Facebook "contravened the law by failing to safeguard people's information.

" Collins said today that the company "should now make the results of their internal investigations known to the ICO, our committee and other relevant investigatory authorities.

Also Read: Australia's IMF Bentham to fund complaint against Facebook over alleged privacy breach

Facebook has been under scrutiny since allegations surfaced that London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica used data from tens of millions of Facebook accounts to help US President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.

The alleged offenses took place before the rollout of new European Union data protection laws that allow for much larger fines.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp