• Tikal #3
    Why did Facebook get fined so little?
    At the time of the infraction the law on processing data was set out in the Data Protection Act of 1998, which imposed a maximum penalty of £500,000, the amount Facebook earns every five and a half minutes. Under the new Data Protection Act 2018, companies can be fined up to €20m (£17m) or 4% of global turnover – a substantially more serious penalty. In Facebook’s case, such a fine could be as high as $1.9bn (£1.4bn), based on its revenue for the last quarter.