Facebook Is Facing the Maximum Allowable Fine in the U.K. Over Cambridge Analytica

But it would be less than 1 percent of the company’s 2017 daily revenue

Facebook will have the opportunity to respond before any punishment is levied. Getty Images

The Information Commissioner’s Office, the privacy regulator in the U.K., is threatening Facebook with its maximum penalty over the Cambridge Analytica user data scandal, but the punishment would be far more symbolic than it would be damaging.

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