Data Protection Commission seeks answers from LinkedIn over data scrape

Watchdog has contacted LinkedIn days after engaging with Facebook over a separate data leak

It’s expected LinkedIn will be facing questions from the data regulator over how many Irish users were affected by the breach. Picture: Getty

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) is seeking answers from LinkedIn amid reports that 500 million users had their personal data scraped from the platform and posted online.

A spokesman for the DPC this evening told the Business Post that the body has “engaged with LinkedIn on this issue”, after Italy’s privacy regulator launched a probe into the breach.

The DPC has sent questions to the company, which has more than 740 million users worldwide. It ...