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Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the national data protection watchdog, the Guardian reports. While…

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Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500K Cambridge Analytica fine – TechCrunch

Facebook has said it will appeal a £500,000 penalty issued by the U.K.’s data watchdog this summer following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Facebook told the regulator an estimated one…


UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off – TechCrunch

The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its AI division, DeepMind, has caught the eye of the country’s data…


Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service – TechCrunch

An app that the UK’s governing party launched last year — for Conservative Party activists to gamify, ‘socialize’ and co-ordinate their campaigning activity — has been quietly pulled from app stores. Its vanishing was flagged to us…


France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR – TechCrunch

Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months ago, when GDPR came into force, updating regional data protection rules and…


UK data protection complaints more than double under new GDPR rules – TechCrunch

The number of complaints filed with the U.K. data protection watchdog has more than doubled since the introduction of new European regulations. There were 6,281 complaints filed with the Information Commissioner’s Office between May 25,…


What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch

European consumer electronics retailer Dixons Carphone’s apologetic admission yesterday that a 2017 data breach was in fact considerably worse than it first reported suggests disclosures of major breaches could get a bit more messy — at least…


UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo’s 2014 data breach – TechCrunch

Another fallout from the massive Yahoo data breach that dates back to 2014: The UK’s data watchdog has just issued a £250,000 (~$334k) penalty for violations of the Data Protection Act 1998. Yahoo, which has since…


Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog’s legal order – TechCrunch

The company at the center of a major Facebook data misuse scandal has failed to respond to a legal order issued by the U.K.’s data protection watchdog to provide a U.S. voter with all the…


UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to give up data in US voter test case – TechCrunch

Another big development in the personal data misuse saga attached to the controversial Trump campaign-linked UK-based political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica — which could lead to fresh light being shed on how the company and its multiple…