Credit: CC0 Public Domain Irish data authority probes Facebook photo breach Turkey’s state-run news agency says the country’s data protection agency has fined Facebook 1.650 million Turkish lira ($270,000) for contravening data laws. Explore further Citation: Turkey fines Facebook for failing to protect personal data (2019, May 10) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-turkey-fines-facebook-personal.html © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority said Friday the fine was imposed over a software bug that exposed millions of Facebook users’ private photos to third-party app developers.The authority ruled the social media company had not taken the required technical measures to protect the data and failed to notify authorities about the bug in a timely manner.Facebook said in December that a software bug may have affected 6.8 million people who used Facebook to log into other services and granted permission for third-party apps to access photos for 12 days in September. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.