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Turkey fines Facebook for breach of data protection laws

Turkey´s data protection authority imposed a 1.6 million Turkish lira ($280,000) fine on Facebook for contravening the country´s data laws.

The Turkish Personal Data Protection Council said on Thursday, 3rd of October, that personal data belonging to 280,959 Turkish users, including their names, gender, birth dates, relationship status, religion and search history, were compromised in the data breach.

It further clarified that Facebook failed to take “the necessary administrative and technical measures” and did not fulfil its “data protection responsibilities.”

Earlier this year, the Turkish authority had fined Facebook $289,000 over a separate data law breach relating to a software bug.