Turkish watchdog fines Facebook over data breach

The Daily Sabah reports:

Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) issued a 1,650,000 Turkish lira ($270,000) administrative fine against social media platform Facebook over data breach and failure to report the issue to authorities.

The watchdog launched a direct investigation against Facebook over Engineering Director Tomer Bar’s statement released on Dec. 14, 2018 over an API bug allowing third-party applications access to user photos. The company said at the time that the breach, taking place for 12 days between September 13 and 25, “may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers.”

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