Turkey fines Facebook $282,000 over privacy violence


On: Oct 2019

Based on the recent news, Turkish authorities have currently fined one of the leading social media giants of the world, Facebook Inc for about 1.6 million lira i.e is approx. $282,000 for illegal data protection laws which badly impacted nearly 300,000 people, stated by the Personal Data Protection board.

Reportedly, Facebook has been facing the biggest lawsuit in the United States of America from numerous users seeking to hold the firm liable for allowing third parties, like Cambridge Analytica to access their company’s data. While the Personal Data Protection Board said that

Facebook has been facing a lawsuit in the United States from users seeking to hold the company liable for allowing third parties, including Cambridge Analytica, to access their data. While, the personal data protection board told that it has mainly ruled to fine Facebook after 280,959 users of Turkey had their personal information like user names, location, dates of birth, search history and much more, affected by the privacy breach. But it did not clarify what had happened to their personal information.

On the other hand, it is also said that the Personal data protection board had released an examination into data breach after Facebook unable to inform the board about errors in some of its applications. The board had also found that the required administrative as well as technical measures set out by law to prevent this information breach were not taken, and has also fined Facebook 1.15 million lira for not identifying its responsibilities related to the data protection.

As per the news, Facebook had been offered an extra 450,000 lira fine for not revealing the privacy breach to Turkish authorities and to the board, raising the total fine to 1.6 million lira. The board had previously fined Facebook about 1.65 million lira over another privacy breach occurrence.