Turkey fines-Facebook $282,000, about the privacy breach

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ANKARA (Reuters) – the Turkish authorities to a fine of up Facebook Inc’s (FB.(O) to 1.6 million lira ($282,000) for any breach of the laws on the protection of data, which affects nearly 300,000 people, and the Protection of Personal Information, the Board of directors (KVKK) said on Thursday.

Facebook has been facing a lawsuit in the United States, the users, will attempt to hold the company responsible for the authorisation of a third-party, including those of the Cambridge Analytica, in order to gain access to their data.

On Thursday, the KVKK said that it had been ruled to fine the Facebook and after 280,959 for Turkish users, their personal information, such as your name, birthday, location, browsing history, and more, is affected by the privacy breach. It does not indicate what is happening to their personal information.

It is said that the council had launched an investigation into the breach, after Facebook failed to inform the board about the issues in a number of applications.

“The board has determined that, for the necessary administrative and technical measures provided by the law, in order to prevent this data breach have not been taken, and a fine of up Facebook 1.15 million lire for non-achievement of the responsibilities in relation to the protection of the data,” the KVKK he said.

It said Facebook had been given an additional 450,000 liras of penalty for failure to report the privacy breach to the relevant authorities and to the board of directors, bringing the total amount to 1.6 million lira. The KVKK had a penalty on Facebook to 1.65 million lira, which is about another privacy breach incident.

Reporting by Can Sezer; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Dominic Evans

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