Twitter fined by EU data protection watchdog for GDPR breach

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission fined Twitter €450,000 (~$550,000) for failing to notify the DPC of a breach within the 72-hour timeframe imposed by European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to adequately document it.

The GDPR is a user and data privacy regulation that came into effect in the EU on May 25, 2018, and was quickly put to use following four separate complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on the same day over their use of “forced consent.”

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Source: Bleeping Computer