Ireland launched an investigation against Facebook in the case of storing passwords

KIEV. April 26. UNN. The Irish data protection Commission (IDPC) launched an investigation against Facebook on the basis of information that the social network stored on their internal servers unencrypted passwords of hundreds of millions of users, which may be a violation of EU regulations on the protection of personal data, informs UNN citing the newspaper The Irish Times.

“The data protection Commission was notified (company) Facebook that she discovered that hundreds of millions of passwords belonging to users (social networks) Facebook, (services) Facebook Lite and Instagram, Facebook is stored in plain text format, on its internal servers.” — quoted Thursday by Reuters the statement of the regulator. Ireland is the European headquarters of the company Facebook.

“This week we began a formal investigation to determine whether Facebook with its obligations under the relevant provisions of the General rules on data protection,” — said in a statement to the Commission.

Unencrypted passwords stored on your internal servers Facebook in text format and was available 20 to thousands of employees. In March, the social network said that it has solved the problem that allowed employees to reveal the passwords of millions of users.

As reported by UNN, in Facebook admitted that the passwords of millions of users of Instagram were stored unencrypted.