EU Launched an Investigation into Facebook

The Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC), the main regulator in the European Union in the field of data protection, initiated an investigation into the Facebook social network after a data breach, which affected almost 50 million accounts.

“In the course of the investigation, Facebook will be checked for its fulfillment of obligations to introduce appropriate technical and organizational measures that ensure the security of personal data that have been processed,” the commission said in a statement.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the social network can be fined approximately $ 1.6 billion. The newspaper notes that this will be the first large-scale precedent of the actual application of the new European data protection law (GDPR).

About the leakage of social network data became known last week. The vulnerability was in the code that is associated with the function “see how.” it opened the opportunity to steal “access tokens”, with which you can seize user accounts. Facebook dropped 90 million accounts tokens (40 million accounts as a “precaution”), removing the vulnerability.