It could be the first in a series of penalties for Facebook, political parties, data companies and academics as a result of the scandal.
United Kingdom investigators also questioned whether Facebook failed to maintain adequate safeguards to ensure other third-party app developers had not misused social data.
"We are at a crossroads", said information commissioner Elizabeth Denham in a statement. The fine "sends a clear signal that I consider this a significant issue, especially when you look at the scale and the impact of this kind of data breach".
Facebook, along with consultancy Cambridge Analytica, has been the focus of the investigation since February when evidence emerged that an app was used to harvest the data of 50 million Facebook users across the world.
Cambridge Analytica, which was hired by Donald Trump in 2016, has denied its work on the US president's successful election campaign made use of data.
Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Facebook has a chance to respond to the ICO before a final decision is made on the fine.
"As we have said before, we should have done more to investigate claims about Cambridge Analytica and take action in 2015", Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer, said in a statement.
However, the Information Commissioner's report said other regulatory action would include a criminal prosecution against Cambridge Analytica's parent firm, SCL Elections, for failing to deal with the regulator's enforcement notice. "We're reviewing the report and will respond to the ICO soon". The agency said Tuesday that the social media giant "contravened the law by failing to safeguard people's information".
The U.K.'s probe adopted a wide lens, focusing not only on Facebook but the ecosystem of players - totaling 172 organizations and 285 individuals - involved in the collection and sale of data about web users for political purposes.
That's despite earlier estimates that 2.7 million users in the European Union had their data improperly shared. Facebook also received a minor fine of $164,000 from French regulators for failing to meet the country's data protection rules.
Todd Phillips , most well known for his comedies including Old School, Starsky & Hutch and The Hangover , is lined up to direct. Who knows? We might not get any Joker until the very end of the film if it all goes as reserved as it could be.
Aaron Armstrong's body was discovered earlier today just hours after posting a heartbreaking tribute to Sophie on his Instagram . Gradon reportedly struggled with depression prior to her death. "I love you with all my heart my lovely angel", he wrote .
Speaking exclusively to RangersTV Sadiq said: "It is very good to be here, it has been good so far and I can't wait to start". Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has suggested that his team are nearing a deal for Roma forward Sadiq Umar .
Although the signs are unable to log offending number plates, such a feature is being considered for development in the future. The scanner can pick up both mobile phone radio signals and Bluetooth signals, and differentiates between the two.
Harry and Meghan's engagements will include official meetings with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have hit the ground running in Ireland on their very first overseas tour as newlyweds .
The point is obviously to then use your phone as your ticket (or boarding pass), no printing required. It's a simple feature but one that should make splitting a bill between multiple people much easier.
I'm leaving but this shirt, this shield and the Santiago Bernabéu will continue to always feel as my own wherever I am. Social media is blowing up with the news of Cristiano Ronaldo's confirmed departure from Real Madrid for Juventus .
But supporters of the ACA criticized the CMS announcement as the latest move by the Trump administration to undermine Obamacare. The administration is taking legal steps to challenge the ruling in New Mexico, says Levitt.
Shah has paused his other White House duties to lead the yet-unnamed nominee through his or her confirmation. Although Trump said during the campaign he would appoint anti-abortion judges who would overturn Roe vs.
‘This is really happening’: Serena reaches Wimbledon semis
Williams, a 23-time major victor , is hoping to join a select group of women who have won Grand Slams after becoming mothers. She probably should have done her homework on Williams, who crushed the upset-minded Italian after dropping the first set.
Minnesota PGA Tour stop scheduled for July 4 week in 2019
If they play the following week's WGC event in Memphis, golfers are looking at five tournaments in six weeks to end the season. Next year's Northern Trust will return to Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey, before heading to TPC Boston in 2020.
France beat Belgium to reach World Cup 2018 final
The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off. Both matches happened during the Round of 16. "We showed character and mentality, it was very hard for us tonight".
Turkey dismisses civil servants linked to terror groups
Moreover, 1,052 people, including judicial candidates and civil servants were dismissed from the Ministry of Justice. Turkey regularly carries out such operations as part of a large-scale government crackdown on Gulen's movement.
France beat Belgium 1-0 to reach final
Will they do something similar against us? Oleffe would only say: "For me honestly, the best team must win, nothing else". Nacer Chadli deputised for the suspended Thomas Muenier at right wing-back, allowing Moussa Dembele to join the midfield.
US May List Tariffs On $200 Billion More Chinese Products
The first round of tariffs covered Chinese products ranging from farming plows to machine tools and communications satellites. The tariffs could take effect after public consultations end on August 30, according to a statement from the U.S.