LONDON - British regulators slapped Facebook on Thursday with a fine of $644,000 - the maximum possible - for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
At the same time, European Union lawmakers demanded an audit of Facebook to better understand how it handles information, reinforcing how regulators in the region are taking a tougher stance on data privacy compared with U.S. authorities.
Britain's Information Commissioner Office found that between 2007 and...
In response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the European Parliament this week adopted a resolution calling on Facebook to take actions to stop interference in elections, and let E.U. agencies perform a full audit of the company's data protection.
“A company of its size and expertise should have known better and it should have done better.”
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