Ireland could become "one-stop shop" for regulating social networks

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission is set to become the lead agency for regulating companies such as Google and Facebook across Europe under proposed new EU rules.

9th January, 2013
Facebook's European operation could be regulated in Ireland under proposed new data-protection rules.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission is set to become the lead agency for regulating companies such as Google and Facebook across Europe under proposed new EU rules.

Amendments put forward by German Green Party politician Jan Philipp Albrecht to a proposed overhaul by the EU Commission of data protection rules will mean companies will have to contact fewer regulators for data-protection issues across the region as the authority in the country where it’s based...

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