11 Jul 2018

Andrew Parsons discusses the ICOs threat to fine Facebook the maximum monetary penalty in its 'Investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns' update.

"It’s rare for the ICO to publicly announce that they intend to fine someone before they actually levy the fine. Given the reputation damage that can be done by a fine, this does not seem a fair course of action before a final decision has been taken.

It tends to suggest that the ICO is not really interested in what Facebook’s response might be. Hopefully this is an exceptional case and not a change of strategy as that would make interacting with the ICO quite difficult."

Read the full update from the ICO here.