Turkey fines Facebook for December 2018 API bug

    Date11 May 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) fined Facebook today 1.65 million Turkish lira ($270,000) for an API bug that exposed personal photos of 300,000 Turkish users.

    The fine is in relation to a security incident that Facebook disclosed in December 2018.

    At the time, Facebook said that a bug in the Photo API might have exposed the non-public photos of 6.8 million users to around 1,500 apps built by 876 developers.

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