UK Information Commissioner fines Facebook the maximum possible over a data scandal ….£500,000

And starts a criminal prosecution against Cambridge Analytica parent SCL Elections, accusing it of failing properly to deal with a data request.

Commissioner Elizabeth Denham: “We think they (Facebook) broke the principle of fair processing; we think it was unfair processing. Data controllers are supposed to have reasonable safeguards in place to process data and we felt they were deficient in that and in their response on questions and follow up about the data leak.”

As for use of the data: the ICO had been “astounded” by the amount of personal data in the possession of Britain’s political parties.

And: Ms Denham told the Financial Times that Cambridge Analytica’s data had been accessed from other countries, including Russia”

Image: Computerworld UK

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