GDPR Cross-Border First Fine to Twitter; 450k Euro

A lawsuit between GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Twitter that lasted for about two years was concluded. Having beaten the first cross-border fine, Twitter will pay 450,000 Euros.

You can review Twitter General Data Protection Regulation statement by this link.

Twitter GDPR Penalty Coming. The penalty is due to a data breach that occurs when some protected tweets are made available due to a software bug. Some users on Twitter’s Android app have pierced data privacy by making protected tweets public. In addition, search engines such as Google are said to contribute to the violation by accessing protected twits and indexing them. This software bug is said to have existed between 2014 and 2019. On the other hand, Twitter is reported to cause a penalty by not disclosing within 72 hours of the software error was detected.

The company reportedly discovered the error during the 2018 Christmas holiday period, but did not disclose it to European officials until early January 2019.

Twitter Twitter emphasizing that the reason for the delay is the personnel problem due to the Christmas day and New Year holiday. It is not said that Twitter is high compared to its annual revenue of approximately $ 3.5 billion for the amount, which is the first penalty outside the United Nations. While the amount of punishment remained light was controversial, Irish officials reportedly asked for a small fine as they believed the incident was caused by simple negligence rather than a deliberate or systematic issue. The GDPR fined a total of 72 million Euros in 194 administrative fines including September 2020.

What is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?

It is a regulation on data protection and privacy according to European Law for individuals within the entire European Union and the European Economic Area. Companies determined to violate the regulation may be fined up to 20 million Euros or 4% of the annual income of the company, whichever is large. The GDPR was adopted on April 14, 2016 and has come into force as of May 25, 2018. The GDPR is not a directive, but a directly binding and enforceable regulation.

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