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EU may Fine Political Groups Misusing Personal Data to Skew Elections

The European Union is determined to prevent a Cambridge Analytica-style scandal where politicians misuse personal data for strategic gains. The Financial Times has learned of a European Commission draft amendment that would fine political organizations if they benefit from surreptitious personal data gathering. The details are reportedly still in flux, but the penalty would represent about 5 percent of a political party’s yearly budget — not necessarily fatal to a campaign by itself, but it would stack on top of GDPR-related fines.

Details may be found in an article by Jon Fingas in the Engadget web site at: https://engt.co/2MAClrf.

Categories: Politics

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