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Facebook fined ?500,000 for data breaches in Cambridge Analytica scandal

United Kingdom?s data protection authority ICO fined Facebook with maximum penalty of ?500,000 for lack of transparency and failing to protect users? information.

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UK state surveillance?extending?’Snooper’s charter’ bill becomes law

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 or so called ?snooper?s charter? bill has?became a law on Tuesday. This law?heavily extends the state surveillance in UK.?It?requires web and phone companies to store everyone?s web browsing histories for 12 months and give the police, security services and official agencies unprecedented access to the data.

Although the home secretary Amber Rudd states that new law?provides ?unprecedented transparency and substantial privacy protection?, activists say this bill is too intrusive and dangerous?to privacy. Also, it will allow?authoritarian regimes around the world justify their extensive surveillance practices.

A?petition calling for it to be repealed?collected more that?130,000 signatures.

Source: ‘Snooper’s charter’ bill becomes law, extending UK state surveillance