Cambridge Analytica and the Repercussions for GDPR

Opinion: The scandal is just the tip of the iceberg

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Anybody with even a passing interest in the news has to be aware of the recent revelations involving Facebook and a certain analytics firm with the name of a prestigious university in its title.

The repercussions have been fierce: Not only has Cambridge Analytica suspended its CEO, Facebook’s stock prices have dropped by 10 percent—and that’s only in recent days.

Who knows what the next few weeks, months or even years will bring, but there’s no doubt in my mind that the Cambridge Analytica scandal is just the tip of the iceberg.

Perhaps the most striking thing about this whole situation is the fact that people with links to Facebook’s inner circle—including its former head of security and the co-founder of WhatsApp—have vocally denounced the company in the wake of the news stories.




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