[–] mattsixteen24 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

550k...........that's nothing for the supposed 3rd richest fraud in the world and his company.

[–] kalgon 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fines should be a fixed number plus a percentage of annual profit/income, ideally all profits brought in by the "crime" plus the fine, not just a fixed number, because as you pointed out, 550k is nothing for facebook, the (expected) deterrent effect is simply not there, as long as the fine remains worth the crime, they'll keep trying and doing it, eventually they get caught and at the end of the day it is still profitable, not good

[–] RecluS 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Fuck it. I say no fine and it carries a mandatory jail sentence that has to be served at an actual jail, none of these (((jails))) that rich people get to go to. That is going to be a better deterrent than any fine.

[–] lyincomeydotcom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If this was done now under new GDPR rules, they would be fined up to 4% of their turnover

[–] Master_Foo 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Eh.... I disagree. That's like saying a poor person commiting a crime isn't as bad as a rich person commiting the same crime. The only real deterrent that will stop a billionaire is going to a pound in the ass prison. And the same sentence would be fair regardless of how rich or poor someone is.

Every asshole is equal when he drops the soap in the shower.

[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That’s like barely advertisement change.

[–] ErrantCognition 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oy vey goy that's a lot of shekels!

[–] Arrvee 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

No fines for giving away the same data to the Democrats and foreign powers. It's only when it benefits Trump that it becomes a problem.

[–] lipids 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Gotta love that selective enforcement.

[–] OneUnderNone 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Stop posting these telegraph articles without archiving them. Fuck the paywall.

[–] Patient-00 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah the government get a chunk of $$...what happens to the users...you know the ones who information was abused....what do they get...an arbitration agreement

[–] GapingAnus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They get a free wakeup call and the opportunity to stop using Facebook.

I'm all in favor of accountability and the rule of law but, at some point, at least a little bit of victim blaming is in place as well here. It's facebook. This is what they do and it's been painfully obvious since the beginning.

[–] HealthViewX 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, Facebook slapped with a £500000 fine for the role it played in the Cambridge Analytica scandal

[–] ErrantCognition 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The government needed their slice

[–] fivmincal 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

and that did what to deter it from happening all the time?

[–] draaaak 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

500,000 pounds. That'll teach 'em!

[–] BlueDrache 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Of concrete. Tied to the ankles of Zuck and the team, and disposed of at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

[–] alphasnail 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Replenish the Tree of Liberty.

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