Ireland’s data protection commissioner announced it will investigate Facebook for the number of data breaches it suffered in 2018 after the tech company revealed another incident that took place in September, the Financial Times reports. Facebook Engineering Director Tomer Bar said a flaw allowed third-party developers to access photos through the platform, potentially affecting up to 6.8 million users. “The Irish DPC has received a number of breach notifications from Facebook since the introduction of the GDPR on May 25, 2018,” a DPC spokesperson said. “With reference to these data breaches, including the breach in question, we have this week commenced a statutory inquiry examining Facebook’s compliance with the relevant provisions of the GDPR.” Bar apologized for the breach in a blog post, adding Facebook plans to roll out tools to determine who has been impacted by the leak. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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