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EU data protection watchdog demands more info from Facebook regarding latest breach

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission, acting as the European Union's lead privacy regulator, has asked Facebook for more information about the latest data breach, including who was or could be affected, the Wall Street Journal reported. Should the breach be found to have violated the EU's GDPR regulations, Facebook could face fines of up to USD 1.63 billion.

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Companies: European Commission / Facebook
Countries: Europe / World
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