Google said the company had discovered this vulnerability in March and launched a patch to repair it. Google said there was no evidence that user data was abused and there was no evidence of any evidence.DevelopmentPeople know or exploit this loophole.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google chose not to disclose its application interface (API) problems, in part because of concerns about regulatory review.
Now, however, Google does not seem to have escaped. So far, at least two U.S. states, as well as two member states of the European Union, have opened investigations into Google's Google breach of user information.
Among them, the US Attorney General of Connecticut George Jepsen (George Jepsen) said: "We are aware of the relevant media reports and are currently learning about the situation and whether there are any leaks of sensitive information. And what measures will be taken to prevent similar incidents. "
In addition, the attorney general's office in New York also said it was investigating the incident.
In the European Union, Germany and Ireland have opened investigations into the incident. Johnannes Casper (Johannes Caspar), data protection commissioner in Hamburg, Germany, said the agency had begun an investigation into the vulnerability, which could lead to the disclosure of personal data from as many as 500000 users.
The Irish Data Protection Committee (DPC) said it would ask for more information from Google. "We need more detailed information about the incident, including its impact and risks," the Committee said. We will ask for more information from Google. "
The EU's new data privacy regulation, General Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR), came into effect in May this year. The legislation aims to give EU residents more control over personal data. If a company fails to comply, it will face a fine up to 4% of its annual global turnover. For Google, it could represent a fine of billions of dollars.
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