ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says the country’s data protection agency has fined Facebook 1.650 million Turkish lira ($270,000) for contravening data laws.
The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority said Friday the fine was imposed over a software bug that exposed millions of Facebook users’ private photos to third-party app developers.
The authority ruled the social media company had not taken the required technical measures to protect the data and failed to notify authorities about the bug in a timely manner.
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Facebook said in December that a software bug may have affected 6.8 million people who used Facebook to log into other services and granted permission for third-party apps to access photos for 12 days in September.
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