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A company targeted at new mothers is facing a fine for selling data to Labour for its general election campaign

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The UK's data watchdog plans to fine Emma's Diary, which offers advice to expectant mothers, £140,000 for selling people's personal information to the Labour Party.
The data was used in Labour's general election campaign in 2017, according to the Information Commissioner's Office, but sharing that information was illegal.
Lifecycle Marketing, the company behind Emma's Diary, claims that it was not given the chance to respond to ICO before the report was published.
Emma's Diary, a company that offers advice to women and new parents, is facing a fine from the UK's data watchdog for selling...
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Facebook faces small but symbolic UK fine over data protection breaches

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Britain's information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users' data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
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U.K. data watchdog's report on Facebook shenanigans is far more shocking than $664,000 fine

U.K. data watchdog's report on Facebook shenanigans is far more shocking than $664,000 fine

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Following the announcement that the U.K.'s Information Commissioner has decided to fine Facebook $664,000 for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, much of the chatter has focused on the small size of the fine and how laughably easy it will be for the tech giant to shrug it off. In fact, the fine was the maximum the ICO had the power t...
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Facebook faces UK fine over its data privacy scandal

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LONDON - Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users. The social media giant faces a 500,000-pound fine for failing to protect the personal information of its subscribers following an investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal by the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office.
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