Facebook referred to Ireland’s data watchdog over targeting methods

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Facebook says it’s happy to continue its discussions with the Data Protection Commission. 


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The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has referred Facebook to Ireland’s data watchdog over the way it targets users.

This follows the agency hitting Facebook with a £500,000 ($645,000) fine last month over data harvesting linked to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the maximum amount allowed under the Data Protection Act 1998.

That fine could’ve been considerably higher if the General Data Protection Regulation, an EU law that gives people more control over their personal data, had been in effect.

“We are in the process of referring other outstanding issues about Facebook’s targeting functions and techniques used to monitor individuals’…

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