has been slapped with a £500,000 fine for the role it played in
Analytica scandal, in which the data of 87m users was
harvested for political purposes.
data regulator found that the social network failed to safeguard
users’ information and allowed people’s personal data to be
harvested by others, constituting a breach of the Data Protection
Act 1998. Had the breach occurred after May this year, Facebook
may have faced a far greater fine under the new data protection
law, a maximum of 4pc of global turnover or €20m (£18m), whichever
penalty could be just the first in what might become several fines
for Mark Zuckerberg as the Information Commissioner’s...