The Brexit campaign group founded by businessman Arron Banks and an insurance company he owns have been fined a total of £120,000 for data protection breaches.
Tech expert Guy Cocker has said that Facebook “needs to get ahead of this PR nightmare” after the social media platform was subject to a series of data protection scandals this year.
Two hackers have been jailed for their roles in a £77 million hack on the TalkTalk website.
The UK’s data watchdog has found that Leave.EU staff had access to the personal data of customers of Arron Banks’ insurance company, Eldon.
Facebook has been fined the maximum amount possible after the data of up to 87 million people was harvested.
Facebook is facing a potential £1.2bn fine for a data breach which allowed hackers to access the personal information of 50 million users.
Npower is “urgently investigating” how the personal details of around 5,000 customers were shared with others by post.