The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25th, 2018 and is designed to protect user’s data and privacy. Recently Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) fined Twitter €450,000 for violating the GDPR for not reporting a data breach to the DPC within 72 hours. The breach was caused by an Android app bug that was discovered by Twitter in January of 2019. The bug turned off the “protect your tweets” feature for Android users and modified account settings such as associated email addresses. The bug was in operation from November 2014 until January 3rd, 2019. Twitter notified the DPC on January 8th, 2019. Twitter took full responsibility for the mistake and cooperated fully with the DPC during their investigation.
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