Facebook has been asked to pay a sum of 6.7 billion won (about $6.1 million) by South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) for leaking user information without consent. Korea began this investigation back in 2018 before handing it over to PIPC a few months ago. According to Yonhap News, Facebook has allegedly shared personal information of 3.3 million South Korean users to various companies without permission from May 2012 to June 2018.
The organization claimed Facebook shared essential details of citizens like names, addresses, date of birth, work experience, state of origin, and relationship status with other companies when they logged in. PIPC also accused the social networking giant of submitting incomplete or false documents after denying the accusation.
I must say this will really affect Facebook if it ends up being true because a lot of users will leave the platform for good. This isn’t the first time Facebook has been in trouble in the country.