Facebook Must Pay the Maximum Fine in the U.K. Due to the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

However, that penalty is just 500,000 pounds (about $641 million)

500,000 pounds is petty cash for Facebook NorGal/iStock

The Information Commissioner’s Office, the privacy regulator in the U.K., followed through on its threat in July to impose its maximum financial penalty on Facebook due to the misuse of user data by Cambridge Analytica.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.