Irish Regulator To Begin Issuing GDPR Probe Results In July

Law360, Washington (May 1, 2019, 9:53 PM EDT) -- Ireland's data protection commissioner is on the verge of wrapping up several high-profile probes into whether Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants breached the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation and plans to begin handing down potentially massive fines in July.

Since the GDPR took effect in May 2018, the Irish data protection authority has opened 51 "significant" large-scale investigations alleging violations of the groundbreaking regulation, including 17 against major U.S.-based tech companies such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Apple and LinkedIn, Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation at a privacy...

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