Turkey Investigates Facebook User Data Leaks



UMMATIMES - The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) on Monday (5/4) launched a direct investigation into Facebook over the recent leaks of data from users of the platform.

According to information received by Anadolu Agency, the agency took the decision to initiate a unilateral investigation after reports of data belonging to 533 million Facebook users were shared on hacker platforms for free.

According to news site Business Insider, a user on a low-level hacking forum on Saturday published the phone numbers and personal data of Facebook's 533 million users in 106 countries.

The media said the leaked data included phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, location, date of birth, bios and email addresses, including information on more than 32 million users in the US, 11 million in the UK and 6 million in India.

Security experts warn that such data can be used irresponsibly by hackers.