11 Jul 2018

Facebook respond to facing £500k fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Business Editor

The Information Commissioner has slapped a half million pound fine on Facebook for failing to safeguard its users’ data. The maximum fine was issued after this programme and the Guardian newspaper revealed how political strategy firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of users of the social media site. The commissioner’s office also said it could now bring criminal charges against the parent company of Cambridge Analytica. Facebook and whistle blower Chris Wylie give their responses.