Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google

The probe was the result of a number of submissions against the company, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) said, including from privacy-focused web browser Brave, which complained last year that Google and other digital advertising firms were playing fast and loose with people’s data.

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.

Facebook Data Breach Fines Could Top $1B

Facebook Data Breach Fines Could Top $1B

The Irish Data Protection Commission told CNN it launched the inquiry due to several breaches reported to the regulator, including Facebook’s latest disclosure that a bug exposed the photos of millions of Facebook users for twelve days.