Facebook’s bid to play Cupid shot down over data privacy concerns

The social media giant left its lead privacy regulator out in the cold over plans to launch a new dating feature across the EU

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
16th February, 2020
Facebook’s bid to play Cupid shot down over data privacy concerns
The Data Protection Commissioner has laid out its opposition to Facebook Dating

Love was meant to be all around last Thursday. Then the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) got involved, and it was more Heartbreak Hotel than You’re My First, My Last, My Everything.

The normally reserved language of the DPC was cast aside as it laid out exactly why it was opposed to Facebook’s planned Valentine’s Day launch of a new dating feature across the EU. Facebook Dating, which is already available...

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