The Irish data protection Commission launched an investigation against Facebook
Against Facebook launched a formal investigation in connection with the recent leak of personal data of users. This was announced by the representatives of the Irish Commission for data protection.
The Irish data protection Commission (IDPC) has officially launched an investigation against Facebook in connection with the leak of personal data of users. The result of a hacker attack, the attackers gained access to 50 million accounts.
In its own investigation, the Commission intends to verify how the company Mark Zuckerberg is committed to ensuring the security of personal data of its users. As previously reported by the journalists of the Wall Street Journal, in that case, if experts establish the guilt of the company in violating the security of personal information, Facebook faces a fine of $ 1.6 billion. In this case, it will be the first real precedent for large-scale application of the new European law on data protection (GDPR) adopted in may 2018.