Ireland launched an investigation against Facebook

Ирландия начала расследование в отношении Facebook

From Facebook regularly leaks of personal data of users

The data protection Commission of Ireland check on the social network performed the norms of the General EU data protection.

The data protection Commission (DPC) of Ireland, where is located the European headquarters of Facebook, launched an investigation against the company after identifying a new vulnerability in the social network.

Experts DPC intend to examine how Facebook performed the norms of the General data protection of the European Union, which entered into force at the end of may 2018.

Earlier, on 14 December, the representatives of Facebook reported the vulnerabilities discovered, where photos of 6.8 million users of the social network could be available for third-party applications. The vulnerability existed from 13 to 25 September, said Facebook.

After the EU tightened the rules of data protection, DPC has repeatedly received complaints from users of the social network regarding the violation of their personal space, said the representative of the Board Graham Doyle. For violation of the European legislation in the field of data protection Facebook and other international companies face a fine in the amount up to 4 percent of annual turnover.

In the beginning of 2018 became aware of the largest in the history of the Facebook leak personal user data. Cambridge Analytica illegally collected data 87 million users of the social network and transmit them to third parties, including, presumably, the campaign headquarters the current President of the United States Donald trump, who in turn used them for political advertising. In April and may, the founder of Facebook mark Zuckerberg in the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament admitted a mistake and apologized for the data breach.

In September 2018, the social network was attacked by hackers. Assessment Facebook, it has affected about 50 million users. During the attack, cybercriminals used the flaw in the security system of the social network that allows you to see your page on behalf of other users. According to Vice-President guy Rosen, Facebook has eliminated the vulnerability.

Source: Russian service of the duetsche Welle

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