Twitter fined $ 547,000 for violating European Union data law
Twitter fined $ 547,000 for violating European Union data law

Irish data protection authorities imposed a fine of 450,000 euros (547,000 US dollars) for violating the EU's "common data protection rules" on Twitter.

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced the fine on Tuesday. This is the first time that the US tech company has imposed a fine on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

It is reported that in May 2018, the European Union passed a series of rules related to data protection and privacy with the General Data Protection Regulation.

A statement posted on the Irish authorities' website said: “The Data Protection Commission found that Twitter did not immediately notify the Data Protection Committee and did not properly record the violations, thus violating“ Article 33 of the GDPR Articles 1 and 5. ”

The agency added, "The Twitter Data Protection Committee imposed fines of 450,000 euros as an effective, proportionate and deterrent measure."

Twitter's Data Protection Officer, Kiran Damian (Damian Kiran), is the Head of Global Data Protection. "During the unexpected Christmas 2018 mission, there are 72 hours of legal notice on Twitter between the new year and the previous notice period to the data protection committee. We have changed so that the data protection officer is informed of all subsequent events immediately," he said in a statement.

Kiran added, "We are responsible for the error. We will do everything in our power to protect customer privacy and data, including through our work to inform the public as quickly and promptly as possible."

Previous Post Next Post