Facebook agrees to pay Cambridge Analytica fine to UK

London, Facebook has agreed to pay a ?500,000 fine imposed by the UK’s data protection watchdog for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The social platform had originally appealed the penalty, causing the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to pursue its own counter-appeal.

As part of the agreement, Facebook has made no admission of liability, said the ICO.

James Dipple-Johnstone, deputy commissioner of the ICO, said: “The ICO’s main concern was that UK citizen data was exposed to a serious risk of harm. Protection of personal information and personal privacy is of fundamental importance, not only for the rights of individuals, but also as we now know, for the preservation of a strong democracy.”

Source: Jordan News Agency