South Korea’s privacy watchdog (PIPC) has fined Facebook millions for providing users’ personal information to companies.
According to the data protector, the data of at least 3.3 million local Facebook users would have been shared without permission with up to 10,000 companies. Personal data such as relationship statuses, work experience and education were shared with other companies when the users logged in to the online services of those companies with their Facebook account. The personal information of their Facebook friends was also shared without permission. The privacy watchdog states that the social network did not cooperate in the investigation that has been running since 2018, for example by submitting incomplete and false documents. Facebook however says it has cooperated well.
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