Ireland Data Protection Commissioner Seeks More Info on Google+ Data Breach

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland, told Reuters that the Data Protection Commission would request information regarding the security issue which exposed the data of 500,000 Google+ users to access from developers of third-party apps.

As disclosed yesterday on the company’s blog, a Google+ People API bug Google found in March 2018 and active between 2015 and March 2018 might have exposed personal info like name, e-mail addresses, occupation, age, places lived, birthday, employers/organizations, and gender (as well as other less sensitive info) for 500,000 profiles.

The API security issue which led to the data… (read more)

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