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How Big Tech’s cozy relationship with Ireland threatens data privacy around the world - POLITICO
Ireland’s failure to safeguard huge stores of personal information looms larger now that the country is the primary regulator responsible for protecting the health information, email addresses, financial records, relationship status, search histories and friend lists for hundreds of millions of Americans, Europeans and other users around the globe.
irish  ireland  facebook  regulation  gdpr  indie  radar 
12 weeks ago by laurakalbag
LinkedIn processed 18 million email addresses of non-users for targeted advertising
Social media network LinkedIn processed the email addresses of 18 million non-members and targeted them with advertising on Facebook without permission, an audit by the Data Protection Commissioner has found.
linkedin  ireland  gdpr  dataprotection  commissioner  emailaddress  targetedads  facebook  consent  permission  indie  radar 
november 2018 by laurakalbag
Ireland to become privacy regulator for 300m Twitter users
“The move means that any non-US Twitter user who wants to make a privacy or data protection complaint must first complain to authorities in Ireland, which has recently come under European scrutiny for a perceived lax regime.”

Summary: Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is already the EU privacy regulator for Facebook and Google. Now it’s also going to be regulator for Twitter, with new EU-based Twitter users having to agree to terms under Irish privacy and data protection law, which is notoriously lax. It means any user who wants to make a complaint about their privacy or data protection has to complain to authorities in Ireland first. However, the European Union does have plans to create a cross-continental super-quango, the European Data Protection Board. The Data Protection board would help users who are unhappy with rulings given by Irish, or other European, boards.
regulation  law  privacy  data  indie  indieroundup  24apr15  ireland  facebook  twitter  google 
april 2015 by laurakalbag

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