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First major EU GDPR decision soon on Twitter, Facebook data practices

Twitter may be the first big technology firm to face a fine over tougher data protection rules


The DPC is currently dealing with at least 20 cross border investigations, with active probes into Apple, Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tinder, Verizon and WhatsApp

IANS London
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC), which looks into big tech companies and their data practices, submitted a preliminary decision in a probe into Twitter whether it complied with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to other member states of the European Union (EU).

The Twitter probe is related to a bug in its Android app in 2019, where some users' tweets were made public. The Irish watchdog also also sent a preliminary decision to Facebook-owned WhatsApp for their submissions and made further progress in three other investigations related to Facebook, news agency IANS reported. 

Ireland's DPC is the lead regulator

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First Published: May 23 2020 | 12:20 PM IST

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