18th September 2019
Turkish authorities have fined Facebook Inc 1.6 million lira by the Personal Data Protection Board (KVKK) for the violation of data protection laws which affected nearly 300,000 people.
The board has found that the necessary administrative and technical measures set out by law to prevent this data breach were not taken, and has fined Facebook 1.15 million Turkish Lira for not realizing its responsibilities regarding data protection.
Facebook had been given an additional 450,000 Turkish Lira fine for not reporting the privacy breach to authorities and to the board, bringing the total fine to 1.6 million lira. The KVKK had previously fined Facebook 1.65 million Turkish Lira over another privacy breach incident.