The Board of Protection of Personal Data (KVKK) of Turkey has fined 1.6 million Turkish lira (about 270,000 euros) to the Facebook social network for violating the privacy law of 281,000 users, the newspaper “Hürriyet” reported Thursday.
“The necessary measures established by law were not taken to avoid this data breach and Facebook has been fined for not fulfilling its responsibilities regarding data protection,” the board said in a statement.
Through some Facebook applications, you could easily access private data of these users, such as name, sex, date of birth, marital status and geographic location.
The KVKK has imposed an additional fine for not informing the Turkish authorities about the violation of the privacy of these users.
“If the personal data is obtained by third parties through illegal means, the person in charge of the platform should have informed the relevant person and the Board as soon as possible” indicates the note.
Turkish authorities have not revealed what happened to the filtered data of the 281,000 users of the platform.