Dec 15, 2020

Twitter fined £400,000 for breaking EU data law

Twitter has been fined €450,000 by the Data Protection Commission in Ireland for breaking Europe's GDPR data privacy rules. It's the first time the EU regulator has penalised a big US tech firm under GDPR legislation. "We respect the IDPC's decision, which relates to a failure in our incident response process," said Damien Kieran, Twitter's chief privacy officer and global data protection officer. The bug dated back to 2014, the firm said at the time. Darren Wray, of privacy firm Guardum, said the penalty was a sign that the teeth of the GDPR were "Getting sharper".

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