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Cambridge Analytica Owner Fined For Ignoring Data Request

Law360 (January 9, 2019, 6:10 PM EST) -- The U.K.'s data protection regulator fined Cambridge Analytica's parent company £15,000 ($19,200) Wednesday for failing to hand over personal information requested by a U.S. academic suing the research firm over personal data it harvested from Facebook. 

SCL Elections pled guilty during a court hearing in London on Wednesday to breaching the Data Protection Act of 1998 by failing to respond to an enforcement notice issued by the Information Commissioner's Office.

In a release shortly after, the ICO said that Cambridge Analytica failed to respond in full to professor David Carroll's request for details on the personal information the research firm held on him and then...

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