Facebook fined in South Korea for sharing user data without consent

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Facebook has been fined 6.7 billion won, approximately $6 million, in South Korea for sharing user data without their consent.

The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) said the US company shared data of at least 3.3 million out of its 18 million users in Korea to other companies without their consent between May 2012 to June 2018.

The commission said it would also file a criminal complaint against Facebook for breaking local personal information laws.


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