Facebook's secret settlement on Cambridge Analytica gags UK data watchdog - 2021-01-26

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F0.png Facebook's secret settlement on Cambridge Analytica gags UK data watchdog January 26, 2021, Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch

Remember the app audit Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg promised to carry out a little under three years ago at the height of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Actually the tech giant is very keen that you don't.

The UK's information commissioner just told a parliamentary subcommittee on online harms and disinformation that a secret arrangement between her office and Facebook prevents her from publicly answering whether or not Facebook contacted the ICO about completing a much-trumpeted 'app audit'.

"I think I could answer that question with you and the committee in private," information commissioner Elizabeth Denham told questioner, Kevin Brennan, MP.

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