FACEBOOK AGREES TO £500,000 FINE OVER PERSONAL DATA USE IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

FACEBOOK AGREES TO £500,000 FINE OVER PERSONAL DATA USE IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

Data was used over a seven year period by third-party app developers

Facebook has agreed to pay a fine of £500,000 following an investigation into the misuse of personal data in political campaigns.

The Information Commissioner's Office has announced that the tech giant had withdrawn its appeal against the "monetary penalty notice" and would accept the fine without admitting any liability.

In 2017 the ICO opened a wide-ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes and issued the penalty to the tech giant in October 2018.

The investigation found that between 2007 and 2014 Facebook processed user data by letting third-party app developers access personal information without the user's informed consent.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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