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ICO to investigate WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing

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31/08/2016 by:

The ICO is concerned about WhatsApp’s plans to share more user data with Facebook in order to carry out targeted advertising. WhatsApp will share phone numbers and details of the last log-in. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said:  “The...

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ICO’s Denham wants a lower threshold for search warrants

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18/04/2018 by:

Speaking in London today, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said that she is in discussions with the government to secure a stronger audit power in the UK Data Protection Bill than currently planned. Speaking about the Facebook / Cambridge...

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ICO plans to sanction Facebook with maximum £500,000 fine under 1998 DP Act

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11/07/2018 by:

On issuing an interim report on its investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns, the ICO plans to fine Facebook £500,000 for two breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998. Facebook now has a chance to respond to the...

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ICO confirms Facebook’s £500,000 fine and is to give evidence in Parliament on political influencing

26/10/2018 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law in the context of its wide-ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. The company’s representatio...

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