The American regulator FTC on Friday officially judges that Cambridge Analytica has seriously misled users about collecting Facebook data and using it for political purposes. The FTC judgment comes 18 months after the privacy scandal took place.
The FTC sued Cambridge Analytica in July this year and accused the company of deceiving the Facebook scandal in which large-scale information was collected from Facebook users, without their being informed.
Cambridge Analytica then used the personal information of Facebook users to compile psychological profiles of US citizens, with the aim of using it for the 2016 US presidential election.
The pronunciation is mostly symbolic
Cambridge Analytica must remove from the FTC all data they have collected about Facebook users and must be transparent in the future about how they collect data.
The US regulator has been investigating the privacy policies of the two companies for some time. Earlier this year, Facebook charged the regulator a $ 5 billion fine - about $ 3.5 billion - for the company's privacy practices.
The statement is mainly symbolic, because Cambridge Analytica was abolished after the privacy scandal.