Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Facebook data breach probe launched by Irish Data Protection Commission

The Irish Data Protection Commission has formally begun an investigation into Facebook's recent data breach.

It will now decide whether the firm should be fined for failing to prevent hackers from being able to access up to 50 million users' accounts.

Earlier this year, the social network picked the regulator to be its "one-stop shop" for oversight of its compliance with EU privacy rules.

In theory, the watchdog can fine the US firm up to 4% of its global turnover.

BBC     News.

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