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Turkish privacy watchdog imposes Facebook fine of 1.6 million lira

2019-10-03T08:28:26.814Z

Facebook must pay a fine of 1.6 million lira (257,660 euros) in Turkey for unlawfully providing personal data to third parties, according to the Turkish privacy watchdog KVKK on Thursday.



Facebook must pay a fine of 1.6 million lira (257,660 euros) in Turkey for unlawfully providing personal data to third parties, according to the Turkish privacy watchdog KVKK on Thursday.

In the United States, Facebook is also charged with transferring personal data to, among others, Cambridge Analytica. The Turkish authorities now judge that personal data of Turkish citizens has also been unlawfully shared.

According to the Chamber of Commerce, almost 300,000 Turkish Facebook users are involved. The personal information contained names, dates of birth, places of residence and search histories.

Facebook also received a fine in July for violating user privacy. There, Facebook settled for 5 billion dollars (4.5 billion euros) in a case with regulator FTC.

Source: nunl

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