With the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealing massive misuse of Facebook users data, Germany's justice minster has said that the social network must bring changes and become more transparent with users.
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office was acting on a "subject access request", or SAR, submitted under Britain's Data Protection Act by David Carroll, an associate professor at New York's Parsons School of Design.
A British watchdog ordered Cambridge Analytica's data controller to turn over all information it's collected on American voters or face criminal prosecution.
Some 64% percent said they used Facebook at least once a day, down slightly from the 68% recorded in a similar poll in late March, soon after the Cambridge Analytica story broke.
Facebook is unarguably going through the most hard period in its history, but just how many people are shunning the platform following the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
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The case rests on the principle that, because a British company processed his data, Carroll is entitled under United Kingdom data protection law to receive the data a company holds on him even though he is a USA resident.
Cambridge Analytica and its parent, SCL Elections Limited, specialized in data analysis and engaged in voter profiling.
Facebook's own financial report published earlier this month suggested that North American users grew by 2-million in Q1 2018 over the previous quarter. This feature allows the user to see which websites and apps send data to Facebook when they are used. The data is said to have widely contributed to the electoral victory by Donald Trump and the Republican Party in the election. Once the data was collected by the firm, it was then used to create tailored political ads. USA lawmakers grilled Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg for two days on the matter.
'He received a reply from an email address at SCL Group informing him to submit a £10 fee and proof of identity to SCL Elections Ltd, which was said to be Cambridge Analytica's agent, ' according to the ICO's statement.
The ICO issued the order on Friday, giving the organisation 30 days to comply, saying it was a "criminal offence" if it went ignored.
Cambridge had fobbed off the his request for more detail, which led to the deliberation that concluded on Saturday.