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Facebook fined $282,000 in Turkey over data breach

Christian Fernsby |
Turkish authorities have fined Facebook 1.6 million lira ($282,000) for violation of data protection laws which affected nearly 300,000 people, the Personal Data Protection Board (KVKK) said.

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Topics: FACEBOOK    TURKEY    FINE    DATA BREACH   

The KVKK said it had ruled to fine Facebook after 280,959 Turkish users had their personal information, including names, dates of birth, location, search history and more, impacted by the privacy breach. It did not specify what had happened to their personal details.

It said the board had launched an examination into the data breach after Facebook failed to inform the board about errors in some of its applications.

“The board has found that the necessary administrative and technical measures set out by law to prevent this data breach were not taken, and has fined Facebook 1.15 million lira for not realizing its responsibilities regarding data protection,” Reuters cited the KVKK as saying.

It said Facebook had been given an additional 450,000 lira fine for not reporting the privacy breach to authorities and to the board, bringing the total fine to 1.6 million lira. The KVKK had previously fined Facebook 1.65 million lira over another privacy breach incident.


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