May 30, 2023
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Facebook has recently agreed to pay a 500,000-pound ($643,000) fine in Cambridge Analytica scandal, agreeing to accept the fine without admitting any liability.

Britain’s Information Commissioner Office had leveled the fine after concluding Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by exposing it for use by app developers without informed consent.

Facebook was at pains to underline that the ICO had not found that the data had actually been transferred to Cambridge Analytica, which counted US President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign among its clients.

In a statement Facebook associate general counsel Harry Kinmonth said: “the company has made major changes to the platform since that time and that it is significantly restricting the information which app developers could access.”

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