Following an investigation launched in 2017 over the use of political campaigns' use of data, the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office has taken several actions against various parties, including warning letters, audit notices and a notice of intent to levy a 500,000 GBP fine against Facebook. Specifically, the investigation — which the ICO reports is the largest to date of its kind — looked at whether data used in the U.K.'s Brexit reform, as well as the U.S. 2016 presidential election, was used illegally. In addition to the Facebook fine, the ICO has taken several additional actions related to data sharing and its influence in the EU referendum and has published a secondary report offering policy recommendations. The investigation is ongoing, and the ICO anticipates its conclusion in October. Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, has the story for The Privacy Advisor.
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