|Date of enforcement action:
||GBP 500,000 (US$640,000)
|Defendant company or entity:
Facebook Ireland Ltd, Facebook Inc
The Information Commissioner found that the Facebook companies (i) unfairly processed personal data and (ii) failed to take appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data. These findings related to the use of personal data for political purposes by clients of the Facebook companies, using a specific API interface. As a result of the conduct, data was released to, among others, SCL Elections Limited (a controlling entity of Cambridge Analytica).
||Type of enforcement action:
|Information Commissioner's Office
|Subject to appeal?
|Appeal finalised - settlement (the Facebook companies agreed to pay the original fine on 30/Oct/2019)
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Data Privacy Fines Index. (2018-10-24 07:44) Facebook Ireland Ltd, social media company, fined GBP 500,000. dataprivacyfines.com. Retrieved from https://dataprivacyfines.com/fine/facebook-ireland-ltd-gbp-500000/
Entry last updated: 2020-01-12 11:40 GMT.