Published 3 October 2018 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing 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. Investigation commenced into Facebook data breach. @DPCIreland statement beneath. #dataprotection #GDPR #eudatap pic.twitter.com/7eHKUigTq5 — Data Protection Commission Ireland (@DPCIreland) October 3, 2018 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. View original tweet on Twitter Earlier, Facebook had declared that third-party apps and services which let users log in using their accounts had not appeared to have been compromised in the security attack. Tinder and Airbnb are among those which accept Facebook log-ins as an alternative to creating an account. Initially Facebook had suggested it was possible platforms such as these could also have been compromised. The firm’s former security chief said this was a… Read full this story
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