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Turkey fines Facebook over data breach of 280,000 users

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Turkey fines Facebook over data breach of 280,000 users

(/NAN) Turkey on Thursday fined social


media company Facebook more than 281,000 dollars for a

data breach that exposed the personal information of hundreds

of thousands of users in Turkey.

Facebook exposed the name, gender, birthday, relationship status,

educational background, religion, hometown, personal data and

location information of 280,959 users, said the Personal Data

Protection Authority, Turkey’s watchdog agency for data privacy.

Facebook was fined 201,865 dollars for the breach and nearly

79,000 dollars for failing to provide notice of the breach.

A statement on Personal Data Protection Agency’s website said that

Facebook representative sent to the institution on Oct. 14, 2018

e-mail about the data breach.

This was caused by an error that occurred as a result of the interaction

with one of the features of the social networking site.

The company noted that written information would be submitted to the

Personal Data Protection Board within the following week and the

board decided to investigate into the case.

As a result of the review, the board determined that the data breach

was caused by an error in the interaction of three different features

of the Facebook system, namely “see-through the eyes of someone else”

“birthday celebrator” and “video uploader.”

In May, the Personal Data Protection Authority fined Facebook 289,566

dollars over a previous data breach.

In June, the U.S. fined Facebook five billion dollars for privacy

violations, the largest ever fine imposed by the Federal Trade Commission

on a tech company.(/NAN)

FAT/SN

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