A statement from Facebooks chief privacy officer admitted that Facebook should have done more to investigate claims about Cambridge Analytica and take action in 2015. A 40 page report created by British regulators says that Facebook failed by allowing the parties involved with the University of Cambridge to build an app that collects data about Facebook users and their friends.
The penalty from the United Kingdom data watchdog, called the Information Commissioner's Office, could change as the agency discusses the matter further with Facebook. However, because the abuse took place before the introduction of the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation, which allows fines of up to 4% of global annual revenues, the ICO is only able to fine Facebook £500,000 ($663,610, ) which is the limit under older British data protection law. "We're reviewing the report and will respond to the ICO soon".
"We are fully cooperating with the investigation now under way by the Australian Privacy Commissioner and will review any additional evidence that is made available when the UK Office of the Information Commissioner releases their report", the spokeswoman said.
Facebook broke the law by failing to safeguard people's data and not being transparent about how that data could be harvested, said Ms Denham.
Facebook now has the chance to respond to the commissioner's notice of intent, after which a final decision will be made. According to former Cambridge Analytica data scientist Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower, the firm aimed to construct psychographic profiles it could use to sway the votes of susceptible individuals.
"Fines and prosecutions punish the bad actors, but my real goal is to effect change and restore trust and confidence in our democratic system", she said. It's also about half of what the Spanish data protection authorities a year ago extracted from to the firm for privacy failings. "But this can not be at the expense of transparency, fairness and compliance with the law".
Loris Karius makes awful error against Tranmere
He said: "No one likes that goal but, if we talk about that, then the second goal is Milly's [James Milner's] fault". Karius also made a highly publicised error in the warm-up to the game against Chester at the weekend.
"We must change this fast as no-one should win elections using illegally obtained data", she said, adding: "We will now assess what can we do at the European Union level to make political advertising more transparent and our elections more secure".
The London-based firm worked for Donald Trump's campaign team in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and used the data to build a software program to predict and try to influence votes.
ICO, which does not normally publish its findings, said it would give the public another update on its investigation in October.
As such, the "investigation into data analytics in political campaigns" has resulted in a number of other regulatory actions and recommendations.
However, and to the general surprise, the duo was caught kissing passionately in the streets of NY as you can see HERE. Singer Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin indulged in public display of affection, locking lips at a public park.
I've engraved the Queen's head on a blob of gold and The Last Supper but I'm really proud of my portrait of Harry Kane . They worked in '98 and we worked today, we reached out target to get to the final.
Divers guided them though more than two miles of dark and narrow tunnels filled with murky water and strong currents. It took nine hours Sunday to rescue the first two boys, who were described as the weakest of the group.
These flight attendants are being hailed for looking after their passengers - no matter their species - during their time of need. They placed a breathing mask over Darcy's nose and mouth and, thankfully, she responded to the extra oxygen nearly immediately.
Princess Charlotte took centre stage at her little brother Prince Louis's christening yesterday as she showed off her cheeky side. Coincidentally, William and Kate attended the wedding of Robert and Hannah on their own one-year wedding anniversary in 2012.
The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at NAC Breda in the Eredivisie, in which he netted five goals. Having broken into Roma's squad aged just 18, he's also scored twice for them in six senior appearances.
I feel dumb saying hello to them and then saying hello again 10 minutes later, ' he said. "But look at what's going on out there". The host then explained how he never greets guests before the show because he prefers to do so on camera, which makes sense.
The drama in Thailand has even resonated as far as Russian Federation , where soccer's World Cup is reaching its final stages. Despite all the risks associated with the rescue, she says she never had any doubt that the boys would all make it out.
It's wonderful because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England. "I would just walk out of the room, it is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time but involved some hard moments as well".
Next year's Northern Trust will return to Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey, before heading to TPC Boston in 2020. Key to the changes was the PGA Championship moving from August to May, and The Players Championship returning to March.
With three royal engagements in a single day, it's no wonder Meghan Markle has made an equal amount of outfit swaps. Meetings with The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, and with The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, are both planned.
Cavs are "looking to move" Kyle Korver
Out of the three teams, however, the Sixers could definitely use Korver's three-point shooting to pair with J.J. Most notably, he seemed to have helped second-year small forward Cedi Osman with his three-point shot.
Reuters Journalists Charged in Myanmar
They are charged with violating Section 3  [c] of the colonial-era law, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. Yet the arrest failed to quash their story, which Reuters eventually published as a special report in February.
Caroline Flack calls off her engagement
Earlier today, both Caroline and Andrew confirmed that they are no longer together and made sure to wish each other all the best. Caroline Flack has announced that her engagement to Andrew Brady is over in an emotional statement confirming their split.
Yaşar Güler appointed as Turkey's new Chief of Staff
Hours later, Erdogan announced the make-up a new streamlined cabinet which included his son-in-law as finance minister. The role of prime minister has also been eliminated, and the president will now be able to pick his own Cabinet.
Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'
A roadside system that detects if a mobile phone is in use in a passing vehicle is being piloted in a United Kingdom first. People using their phones while driving will be getting warning messages if they do so in Norfolk.