Thursday October 29, 2020

Facebook merely ‘sending a signal’ as it takes to the courts

A report in the Business Post last Sunday about Facebook filing papers in the High Court relating to a ruling by the Data Protection Commissioner gained legs on the internet, and Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP of global affairs, set out to fight the fire

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
27th September, 2020
Mark Zuckerberg in Dublin last year with Facebook’s chief lobbyist Nick Clegg, once Britain’s deputy prime minister. Picture: PA

Last Tuesday, Nick Clegg began fighting what Facebook believed was damaging misinformation spreading around the internet.

The former deputy British prime minister who is now Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs was not concerned about interference in the US presidential elections, but rather the Facebook legal team’s rebuke of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC).

The Business Post revealed last Sunday that the company had filed papers with the High Court...

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