Facebook agrees to pay fine in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, making his first formal appearance at a Congressional hearing, seeks to allay widespread fears ignited by the leaking of private data on tens of millions of users to British firm Cambridge Analytica working on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Popular Social media Facbook agrees to pay a £500,000 fine imposed by United Kingdom data protection watchdog for its role in Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook agreed the fine without admitting any liability.

British Information Commission Office had imposed the fine after concluding that Facebook exposing the personal information of users to app developers without informed consent. James Dipple-Johnstone, deputy commissioner of the ICO said main concern was that UK citizen data was exposed to a serious risk of harm. Protecting the personal information and personal privacy is essential.

Harry Kinmonth, a Facebook associate, stated that the Facebook had made changes to restrict the information app developers could access following the scandal.

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