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Instagram Retained Deleted User Data Despite GDPR Rules

Instagram Retained Deleted User Data Despite GDPR Rules

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Instagram kept copies of deleted pictures and private direct messages on its servers even after someone removed them from their account. The Facebook-owned service acknowledged the slipup and awarded a security researcher $6,000 for finding the bug.

Researcher Saugat Pokharel discovered the vulnerability when he downloaded his data last year from the photo-sharing app, according to a report on TechCrunch. The data included photos and private messages that he’d previously deleted, alerting him to a problem, he said.

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