First Facebook Fine is Announced by the ICO

Published on: 24th October 2018

Facebook's highly publicised data protection problems around the security of users' personal information, and the misuse of that unsecured data by Dr Aleksandr Kogan and Global Science Research via the app "thisisyourdigitallife", has now been judged to be a serious breach by the Information Commissioner's Office. Consequently they have now issued a monetary penalty to Facebook of £500,000.

The ICO's judgement states;

"The Facebook Companies unfairly processed personal data in breach of the first data protection principle set out in Schedule 1 to the DPA."


"The Facebook Companies failed to take appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data, in breach of the seventh data protection principle"

Their report indicates that they could have applied a much higher penalty.

You can read the full judgement here.

PYXI GDPR Team: 24th Oct 2018 10:32:00