Vulnerabilities / Threats

9/11/2017
04:50 PM
50%
50%

Spain Slaps Facebook with a 1.2 Million Euro Privacy Violation Fine

Three infringements - one 'very serious' - of the country's data protection law are cited by the Spanish regulatory agency.

Facebook got slapped with a 1.2 million euro fine by Spain's data and privacy enforcement agency, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD).

The AEPD, which enforces the Organic Law on Data Protection (LOPD) regulations, claims Facebook raked up one "very serious" LOPD infringement and two "serious" infringements.

In the "very serious" case, the AEPD alleges Facebook collected privacy protected data, such as religious beliefs, sex, ideology, personal tastes, and sites visited, without clearly notifying users beforehand.

The AEPD issued the second infringement over Facebook's alleged use of cookies to process members' information when they are browsing non-Facebook pages, and when non-Facebook members come to visit the site. The information collected is then applied to that specific user's social network account, AEPD alleges. The enforcement agency also claims Facebook retains users' site navigation information beyond the period of its stated purpose.

Read more about the Facebook fine here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Melissa Anders
50%
50%
Melissa Anders,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/12/2017 | 9:27:57 AM
Re: Facebook-->Apple
I absolutely agree with you.
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
9/12/2017 | 7:35:06 AM
Facebook-->Apple
Facebook needs to take a lesson from Apple and everytime a function is changed to gather more data, hit the user with an agreement page during sign-in. Especially if they intend to apply this functionality without user input.
Crowdsourced vs. Traditional Pen Testing
Alex Haynes, Chief Information Security Officer, CDL,  3/19/2019
BEC Scammer Pleads Guilty
Dark Reading Staff 3/20/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: Insider Threat Prevention activated!
Current Issue
5 Emerging Cyber Threats to Watch for in 2019
Online attackers are constantly developing new, innovative ways to break into the enterprise. This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at five emerging attack trends and exploits your security team should look out for, along with helpful recommendations on how you can prevent your organization from falling victim.
Flash Poll
The State of Cyber Security Incident Response
The State of Cyber Security Incident Response
Organizations are responding to new threats with new processes for detecting and mitigating them. Here's a look at how the discipline of incident response is evolving.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-7238
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-21
Sonatype Nexus Repository Manager before 3.15.0 has Incorrect Access Control.
CVE-2017-16253
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-21
An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the PubNub message handler Insteon Hub 2245-222 - Firmware version 1012 for the cc channel of Insteon Hub running firmware version 1012. Specially crafted commands sent through the PubNub service can cause a stack-based buffer overflow overwriti...
CVE-2017-16254
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-21
An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the PubNub message handler Insteon Hub 2245-222 - Firmware version 1012. Specially crafted commands sent through the PubNub service can cause a stack-based buffer overflow overwriting arbitrary data. An attacker can send an authenticated HTTP re...
CVE-2017-16255
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-21
An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the PubNub message handler Insteon Hub 2245-222 - Firmware version 1012. Specially crafted commands sent through the PubNub service can cause a stack-based buffer overflow overwriting arbitrary data. An attacker can send an authenticated HTTP re...
CVE-2018-3968
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-21
An exploitable vulnerability exists in the verified boot protection of the Das U-Boot from version 2013.07-rc1 to 2014.07-rc2. The affected versions lack proper FIT signature enforcement, which allows an attacker to bypass U-Boot's verified boot and execute an unsigned kernel, embedded in a legacy i...