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The decision was made that Facebook failed to make suitable checks on its third party developers and apps using its platform which resulted in user data not being safe. Under GDPR regulations Facebook would have been fined £17 million which is roughly 4% of its global turnover.

This event, among others, helped spark a much wider awareness of data privacy which has resulted in several major companies including Google and Facebook to call for tighter data protection laws.