Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Down

Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Down

In a court filing in Dublin, Facebook said that a decision by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) would force the company to pull up stakes and leave the 410 million people who use Facebook and photo-sharing service Instagram in the lurch.

Data Protection Commission opens statutory inquiry into Google Ireland Limited

Data Protection Commission opens statutory inquiry into Google Ireland Limited

Arising from the Data Protection Commission’s ongoing examination of data protection compliance in the area of personalised online advertising and a number of submissions to the Data Protection Commission, including those made by Dr. Johnny Ryan of Brave, a statutory inquiry pursuant to section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 has been commenced in respect of Google Ireland Limited’s processing of personal data in the context of its online Ad Exchange.

Google faces first investigation by its European lead authority for “suspected infringement” of the GDPR, following formal complaint from Brave

Google faces first investigation by its European lead authority for “suspected infringement” of the GDPR, following formal complaint from Brave

[9] See “Ryan report on behavioral advertising and personal data” (URL: ) and “Examples of data in a bid request from IAB OpenRTB and Google Authorized Buyers’ specification documents” (URL: ); and “Google’s publisher verticals list” (URL: ), evidence submitted to the Irish Data Protection Commission, and UK Information Commissioner’s Office, 12 September 2018 and 20 February 2019.

Google’s lead EU regulator opens formal privacy probe of its adtech

Google’s lead EU regulator opens formal privacy probe of its adtech

The statutory inquiry into Google’s adtech that’s being opened by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), cites section 110 of Ireland’s Data Protection Act 2018, which means that the watchdog suspects infringement — and will now investigate its suspicions.

First Facebook investigation to be completed by summer: regulator

First Facebook investigation to be completed by summer: regulator

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union expects to conclude the first of seven investigations into the company’s use of personal data this summer and the remainder by the end of the year, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner said on Thursday.

What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

In January, France’s National Data Protection Commission sent a message by fining Google $57 million for breaching GDPR rules. Let’s hope this news cycle convinces our corporate leaders and elected officials to embrace data privacy, protection and minimization because it responsible, profitable and efficient.

EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration

EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration

Facebook’s plan to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger could raise significant data protection concerns, according to the Irish commission that regulates the social network in the EU.

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

Facebook tells TechCrunch it discovered the breach on September 25th, and informed the European Union’s privacy watchdog the Office Of The Data Protection Commissioner (IDPC) on November 22nd. Curiously, Facebook discovered the bug on September 25th, the same day as its 30 million user breach.

LinkedIn used 18 million non-user e-mails to target Facebook ads

LinkedIn used 18 million non-user e-mails to target Facebook ads

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission issued a report last week (via TechCrunch) that covered its activities during the first six months of 2018, in which it highlighted a complaint against LinkedIn. It found that the company used millions of e-mail addresses of non-LinkedIn users to target ads on Facebook.