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Irish data watchdog launches investigation into Facebook over leak affecting half a billion users

Posted On: May 12, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Irish data watchdog launches investigation into Facebook over leak affecting half a billion users

Facebook may have breached data protection regulations after the personal information of 533 million of its users was leaked online, Ireland's data authority has said, as it announced an investigation into the social media giant.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission said in a statement on Wednesday that it will launch an inquiry in relation to media reports of a freely available online dataset containing users' personal details.
The DPC said “one or more provisions” of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation , as well as Ireland's Data Protection Act 2018, “may have been, and/or are being, infringed” by the huge breach.
It added that it has worked with Facebook Ireland to determine if the platform has “complied with its obligations” in relation to its search facility and contact-uploading services in Messenger, and also in Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
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