Friday January 24, 2020

Facebook in charm offensive as Sandberg meets data chief

A number of senior Facebook executives met the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon in Dublin last week

Ian Guider

Markets Editor


Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

27th January, 2019
Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, speaking in Croke Park last week Picture: Fergal Phillips

A number of senior Facebook executives met the Data Protection Commissioner in Dublin last week.

It’s also understood that Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who had been in Ireland formally announcing an expansion of the number of people it employs at its European HQ, met with Dixon last Monday.

Facebook is regulated in the European Union by the Data Protection Commission, and is being probed by the regulator over a...

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