Facebook Privacy Practices Triggered 10 Irish Probes: Report

Law360 (February 28, 2019, 4:52 PM EST) -- Facebook proved to be the Irish privacy regulator's biggest mark during the first months of the new European Union data protection rules, with the embattled social media giant and its subsidiaries facing 10 investigations, according to a Thursday report.

Inquiries into Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp privacy practices made up the bulk of the Irish Data Protection Commission's 15 investigations into multinational technology company compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation since the sweeping measure took effect in May, the watchdog said.

The investigations center on concerns such as how the social media giant accesses and processes user data and whether personal...

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