Privacy & Data Security Law News

EU Parliament Faces Data Probe a Year After Chiding Facebook (1)

Nov. 29, 2019, 11:06 AM

A year ago, the European Parliament attacked Facebook Inc. in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now it’s embroiled in a privacy scandal of its own after using U.S. software company NationBuilder to process political data concerning more than 300,000 people.

The EU assembly, which comprises members from across the 28-nation bloc, is being probed for using a U.S.-based political campaigning company to process personal data relating to its elections in May, according to the EU’s in-house privacy watchdog.

“The EU parliamentary elections came in the wake of a series of electoral controversies, both within the EU member states and abroad,...

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