In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook notified users who were affected by the data misuse with alerts at the tops of their news feeds.
Apart from Facebook, the probe is also covering more companies and there are plans to send warning letters to 11 political parties. The commissioner's office identified one of the companies, Emma's Diary, as being used by the British Labour Party, BBC said.
Facebook could face a hefty compensation bill in Australia after a leading litigation funder lodged a complaint with the country's privacy regulator over users' personal data shared with a British political consultancy.
The ICO is also investigating 29 other social media companies, political campaigns, parties and other commercial actors over their roles in the European Union referendum.
Without detailing how the information may have been used, it said the company had "failed to be transparent about how people's data was harvested by others".
The Facebook probe is part of a wider investigation into the use of data in political campaigns, which the ICO launched previous year, the interim results of which are out today.
Charity Privacy International said that regulators were getting tougher on Facebook.
Finally, in a hugely optimistic bid, Denham has called for an "ethical pause" to allow lawmakers, regulators, political parties, online platforms and the public "to reflect on their responsibilities in the era of big data before there is a greater expansion in the use of new technologies".
OAIC is conducting its own investigation into whether Facebook breached the Privacy Act, which obligates organisations to ensure customers are notified about the collection and handling of their personal information.
"Fines and prosecutions punish the bad actors, but my real goal is to effect change and restore trust and confidence in our democratic system", she said.
A Russian Internet company with links to the Kremlin was among the firms Facebook gave an extension allowing them to collect data on unsuspecting users - even after the practice was supposedly stopped, CNN reported Tuesday.
Collins said Wednesday that the social media giant "should now make the results of their internal investigations known to the ICO, our committee and other relevant investigatory authorities".
It has also said that, while it pitched for work with campaign group Leave.EU before the Brexit referendum in Britain in 2016, it did not end up doing any work on the campaign.
Facebook now has the chance to respond to the commissioner's notice of intent, after which a final decision will be made.
It seems that England's most successful World Cup campaign in nearly 30 years is sending fans just a little bit insane . There Britons expects Croatia in the 1/4 final of the 2018 world Cup won on penalties to Russian Federation .
Somehow, he sunk it again, roaring with delight, sending the crowd into raptures, and leaving Fox with a 12-footer to stay alive. However, a second monstrous putt from Knox put the pressure back on Fox to hole out to get it to a second playoff hole.
The Milwaukee Bucks announced they have signed first-round draft pick Donte DiVincenzo to a rookie scale contract. DiVincenzo appeared in 85 games, making 12 starts, during his three seasons with the Wildcats.
The vehicle will have to cover large distances using a high degree of autonomy, planning its own path ahead day after day. Then, a second NASA launch will send the Sample Return Lander mission to land a platform near the Mars 2020 site.
She added that she is flying back to Croatia and would be watching the game as part of a joint birthday football celebration. I am ignoring the meaningless match against Belgium. " I just have a feeling that England will find a way to win ".
As the release of the DJI Mavic Pro II (2) nears, more details about the exciting new drone are making its way to the Internet. The arms of this drone are also rounded rather than featuring sharp and defined edges as per the original model.
It helped to isolating the memory locations that stored a dereferenced null pointer and a faulty instruction that caused it. The filter, apparently, was to block the flag and name of Taiwan from users in the heavily-censored mainland China.
Defending Wimbledon champion Federer ousted in quarter-finals
He said: "I just asked the chair umpire how did I deserve that warning?" "Do you think I ruined the court?" he bellowed at Ramos. The women's semi-finals are set for Thursday. "I just kept telling myself to keep believing, and that today it would be my day".
Indians allow 7 runs in 9th, lose to Reds
Bauer got the start for Cleveland and shut Cincinnati out on three hits, striking out 12 over eight innings. "I made the mistake". Adam Duvall also doubled in a pair in the ninth, while Jose Peraza and Eugenio Suarez had RBI singles off Allen.