Facebook Richard Allen

Facebook doesn’t necessarily accept that it broke UK data laws when it mishandled user information in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Its European policy director Richard Allen told Channel 4 that there’s a ‘debate’ about whether the company should pay a £500,000 fine for failing to protect user information.
That’s after the UK’s data watchdog proposed the maximum financial penalty for Facebook and said the company had broken data protection laws.
Allen’s comments suggest the company is still on the defensive.

Facebook seems to be back in defensive mode.

Its director of policy in Europe, Richard Allen, quibbled on Channel 4 News on Wednesday about whether the company would pay a £500,000 penalty for breaking UK data protection laws. Allen, a life peer and long-time lobbyist for Facebook, refused to agree that the company had broken the law.

That’s after the UK’s privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), said Facebook had broken the law when it failed to protect people’s information in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It said it planned to fine Facebook half a million pounds, the maximum penalty.

“We accept that there are things that we did wrong and we’ve apologised to our users for that, we accept that there are things [the …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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