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Turkish watchdog fines Facebook $271,000 for data breach


Turkish watchdog fines Facebook $271,000 for data breach


Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) on Friday said it had fined Facebook a total of 1.65 million lira (270,976.01 dollars) in April due to a data breach.

It cited a Facebook statement from December as saying the company had discovered a photo API bug that allowed third-party applications to access Facebook user photos.

KVKK said that about 300,000 users in Turkey might have been affected by the data breach.

It also said that the API bug occurred for 12 days in September 2018 and Facebook not intervening in time showed there were deficiencies in technical precautions regarding the issue.



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