The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) began investigating the social media giant earlier this year, when evidence emerged that an app had been used to harvest the data of tens of millions of Facebook users worldwide. The FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission are also looking into Facebook's ties to Cambridge Analytica.
The UK's ICO - aka the Information Commissioner's Office - on Wednesday ruled Facebook had twice broken British data protection laws - by failing to safeguard people's information, and by failing to be properly transparent about how that info can be used.
The reportalso initiates the prosecution of SCL Elections Ltd, which is Cambridge Analytica's parent company, "for failing to properly deal with the ICO's Enforcement Notice".
For the United Kingdom, the key consideration has been the extent to which Facebook data - once in the hands of Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL Elections - may have been used to assist those who supported a vote to leave the European Union, known as Brexit.
Facebook faces a £500,000 ($665,000) fine from the UK's data protection watchdog, the ICO, for failing to protect netizens' info nor tell them how their data would be harvested by apps.
Facebook said the company illicitly gained access to personal information of up to 87 million users via an academic intermediary, although the firm said the number was much smaller than that.
Facebook has a chance to respond to the ICO before a final decision is made on the fine.
OAIC is conducting its own investigation into whether Facebook breached the Privacy Act, which obligates organisations to ensure customers are notified about the collection and handling of their personal information. However, it did so today because a parliamentary committee is also probing the issue of Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and political influence, and the ICO wanted to help inform the committee's work.
And U.K. regulators pledged additional scrutiny of Facebook to come.
Cambridge Analytica, the London-based consultancy that was using the social media information to offer targeted political advertising, shut down in May.
Finally, in a hugely optimistic bid, Denham has called for an "ethical pause" to allow lawmakers, regulators, political parties, online platforms and the public "to reflect on their responsibilities in the era of big data before there is a greater expansion in the use of new technologies".
Damian Collins, the chairman of the U.K. Parliament's media committee, said Wednesday that the company "should now make the results of their internal investigations known to the ICO, our committee and other relevant investigatory authorities". The company has said it plans to do so "soon". It's also about half of what the Spanish data protection authorities past year extracted from to the firm for privacy failings. Tony Romm and Elizabeth Dwoskin wrote this story.
Bélgica , unos octavos de sufrimiento y remontada épica ante la sorprendente Japón y una lección táctica en los cuartos a Brasil . Fue un mazazo de Umtiti , jugada en la que se anticipó en el primer poste a Fellaini y de cabeza firmó el 1-0 demoledor.
He said: "At around 12.20pm today we received a report that a 25-year-old man had been found deceased at a property in Blyth". According to police, there was no third-party involvement in the death, and a report is being prepared for the coroner.
Trump ha dicho que estaría "completamente preparado" para la reunión con su par ruso, a quien el martes llamó "un competidor". Si Estados Unidos toma represalias por la desigualdad en el gasto, el eje militar se podría ver debilitado.
Así lo pudo saber TN.com.ar, luego de hablar con Martín Ángeles, la persona que lo llevó hasta este centro de atención médica. El Ministerio de Desarrollo le encontró un sitio en el Hospital Muñiz , en el que iba a quedar internado desde hoy.
By the time she was done, she had hit 20 winners and only 14 unforced errors in a match of high quality on both sides. Kerber, the 2016 Australian and US Open champion, said: "I mean, the pressure is not always on my side".
Calls and emails to Clooney's spokesman in regards to the accident weren't immediately returned, according to Associated Press . They all came together at the up-market Il Marino di Puntaldia restaurants after George had finished filming.
Cave rescue experts have said they consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving. The boys brought out of the dark, winding cave on Monday are "safe and conscious", said Chiang Rai province acting Gov.
Francia derrota a Bélgica y avanza a la Final de Rusia 2018
Trece minutos más tarde el propio Fellaini pudo igualar los cartones, pero su cabezazo salió a penas desviado de la meta gala . A su vez, destacó que Francia " se parece a nosotros en muchos aspectos, sobre todo por las grandes individualidades ".
Loris Karius makes awful error against Tranmere
He doesn't like it but they do happen, so let's carry on and make the best of all these situations to learn from it. That's the situation - 3-2, nobody injured and everybody had 45 minutes [of] intensity That's what we wanted".
Thai football team rescue celebrated in the Dutch media
In addition to the 1,000 Thai soldiers who helped out with the rescue operation, hundreds of others took on crucial roles. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop hailed Harris for being an "integral part of the rescue attempt".
Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about her sex addiction
Will also touched on his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997, where he referred to her as not his wife, but his "life partner". He explained that there is a point where one realizes that you're with that person for life.
Mahrez ya es del City por 67M€
El Leicester City se despidió de Mahrez en su cuenta de Twitter y le deseó un buen viaje en su nueva aventura con el Manchester City .
Mahrez joins Manchester City from Leicester
But the Premier League champions remained keen on Mahrez, who scored 13 goals in 41 appearances for Leicester last season. Riyad Mahrez celebrated his move to Manchester City by enjoying a night out with his family on Tuesday.