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Judge: Facebook ‘Could Not Be More Wrong’ in Cambridge Analytica Defense

Facebook Inc. users suing over the social network’s worst-ever privacy scandal gained leverage to pry into its internal records to back up their claims that it failed to safeguard their personal data, exposing the company to potentially billions of dollars …

U.S. Announces $5 Billion Fine Against Facebook, Other Privacy Settlement Terms

Facebook Inc. will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC voted …

Facebook Facing $5 Billion FTC Fine Over Cambridge Analytica Data Sharing

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. The FTC has …

Cambridge Analytica Data Scientist Drops Defamation Suit Against Facebook

Aleksandr Kogan, the data scientist at the center of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, said he is dropping a defamation lawsuit against the social network rather than engage in an expensive, drawn-out legal battle. Kogan, 33, sued the social giant …

D.C. Judge Lets Cambridge Analytica Privacy Suit Against Facebook Proceed

Facebook Inc. must defend itself in a District of Columbia lawsuit accusing the social network of failing to safeguard users’ personal data and allowing a U.K. political consulting firm to mine the information for the benefit of Donald Trump’s 2016 …

Facebook Must Turn Over Records on How Execs Handle Data Privacy, Judge Rules

A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc. to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. In a …

EU’s Landmark Data Privacy Law, GDPR, Already Providing Global Standard

A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints. Adopted on May 25 last year, the General …

Facebook Broke Data Privacy Rules, so Self-Regulation Must End: UK Lawmakers

Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out …

UK Regulator Warns Insurers, Banks About Responsible Use of Customers’ Big Data

Britain’s banks and insurers must take the lead in spelling out how they will use data collected from customers or they could face new rules, Financial Conduct Authority Chair Charles Randell said on Wednesday. Financial firms have been using Big …

Facebook Faces £500,000 Fine in UK over Cambridge Analytica Data Privacy Violations

Facebook Inc. could be fined a symbolic 500,000 pounds ($664,000) by the U.K.’s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data falling into the hands of a political consultancy that helped get President Donald Trump …