The South Korean Commission on Personal Data Protection on Wednesday announced that it had fined Facebook and Netflix 6.7 billion won ($ 5.7 million) for violating privacy regulations. The main part of the fine will be paid by Facebook – 6.46 billion won ($ 5.5 million), Netflix will pay 220 million won ($ 190 thousand).
The regulator considered that the companies collected user data, as well as transferred this data outside the country and provided it to third parties without the consent of the users. Now the companies must correct the violations. The South Korean regulator demanded this from Google, but the corporation was not fined.
Why social networks are actively collecting personal data, read in the material “Kommersant” “Facebook is needed most of all.”