CNET: Facebook faces UK fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

CNET: Facebook faces UK fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal. “Facebook is facing by the UK’s privacy watchdog for allowing Cambridge Analytica to improperly access key personal data on millions of its users. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office on Tuesday announced a preliminary fine of 500,000 pounds ($664,000) after finding the social-media giant had failed to protect user data and wasn’t transparent about how the user data was obtained by others. The fine — the maximum amount allowed — comes after revelations that as many as 87 million Facebook users had their data improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, a digital consultancy with ties to the Trump campaign.” Mark Zuckerberg is worth over $80 billion dollars. With his personal wealth he could pay this fine over 120,000 times.

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