UK issues first-ever GDPR notice in connection to Facebook data scandal

The United Kingdom has issued the first GDPR notice in relation to the Facebook data scandal which saw the data of up to 87 million users harvested and processed without their consent.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently imposed the maximum fine of £500,000 under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 on Facebook for the social media giant’s role in the scandal. Canadian firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica data scandal, may now receive a fine of up to €20 million, or four percent of annual global turnover, under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25th of this year.

Read more about the first-ever GDPR-related notice on ZDNet.