United Kingdom investigation to go on despite Cambridge Analytica shutdown

United Kingdom investigation to go on despite Cambridge Analytica shutdown

United Kingdom investigation to go on despite Cambridge Analytica shutdown

In doing so, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has set a precedent for how Cambridge Analytica and other firms would have to deal with illegally collected information, potentially allowing millions of other U.S. Facebook users to demand information on exactly what data companies have on them.

The poll was conducted at the end of April among a sample of just over 2,000 social media users. The remaining quarter said they were using it less recently, had stopped using it or deleted their account.

Cambridge Analytica yesterday said it had been the subject of "numerous unfounded accusations" and had been "vilified" for activities that were both legal and accepted as a "standard component of online advertising in both the political and commercial arenas".

A United Kingdom data privacy watchdog group, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has reportedly ordered Cambridge Analytica to return all of the personal data it collected from an American professor amidst the Facebook privacy scandal.

While the minister welcomed certain changes Facebook had brought about to protect user privacy, Barley wrote that Facebook had so far failed to assume responsibility for its inappropriate corporate behaviour and criticised plans to transfer the storage of some user data from the European Union (EU) to the US.

"I have yet to read an article that says a single person has been harmed by the breach". The percentage is a mere four percent decline from what a similar poll found in March right after the Cambridge Analytica story was made public. "Nobody's outraged on a visceral level", Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities told Reuters.

The controversy dates to 2015, when Cambridge University academic Aleksandr Kogan and his company Global Science Research posted a quiz app on Facebook, called "This Is Your Digital Life", to gather data on 270,000 users and the users' friends, then shared it with Cambridge Analytica.

Thirty-nine percent said they have changed their privacy settings on Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica revelation, the highest rate among all platforms.

Despite the scandal and the investigations user growth on Facebook does not seem to have been affected. 74% claimed that they were aware of their privacy settings, while 78% understood how to tweak them if need be.

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