Brussels — Revelations that data belonging to 87-million Facebook users may have been misused have become a game changer for data protection as regulators seek to raise awareness about how to secure information. Elizabeth Denham, the British privacy regulator leading the European investigations into how user data ended up in the hands of political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, says the technology industry and regulators must improve the public’s trust and confidence in how private information is handled. "The dramatic revelations of the last few weeks can be seen as a game changer," Denham told data protection practitioners at her agency’s annual conference. "Suddenly everyone is paying attention. The media, the public, parliament, the whole darn planet it seems." Denham’s agency is combing through evidence it gathered at the offices of Cambridge Analytica following reports that the firm had obtained swathes of data from a researcher who transferred the data without Facebook’...

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