Facebook fined $6.1 million in South Korea for disclosing users personal information

Facebook fined $6.1 million in South Korea for disclosing users personal information
The South Korean personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) announced on Wednesday a fine imposed on Facebook in connection with the social network providing users ' personal information to other operators without their consent. The fine amounts to 6.7 billion won ($6.06 million).

A statement from the Commission, set up in August this year, said that the investigation revealed that personal information from at least 3.3 million of the 18 million Facebook users in South Korea was provided to third-party operators between may 2012 and June 2018.

The Commission noted that if a user uses third-party operators to log in via Facebook, the personal information of their friends on the social network is transferred to other operators without obtaining their consent.

PIPC also said it would send the case of Facebook Ireland Ltd. ' s misconduct to the country's Prosecutor's office for a criminal investigation.
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