The Cambridge Analytica data scandal might have come to light nearly two years in the ago, however the former company — and as a result, Facebook — is still feeling the effects of the fallout. Brazil’s authorities have inflicted a $1.6 million fine on Facebook for its function in the fiasco — a considerably higher sum than the $644,000 fine by the UK, the place the incident took place.
In response to Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security, data belonging to some 443,000 Brazilian customers was used for “on the very least, questionable” functions. Some estimates imply that as much as 87 million individuals had been affected by Facebook’s improper use of information globally — mostly within the US.
In the grand scheme of issues, Facebook is as soon as once more getting off flippantly, as $1.6 million pales compared to the $5 billion the corporate needed to stump as much as the FCC earlier this year for the info breach. However, for a company like Facebook, it isn’t the money that is the issue; it is the continuing reputational damage — apparently, the Cambridge Analytica scandal will not stop coming back to haunt it.