Facebook braced for first fines from under-fire Irish data watchdog

Facebook braced for first fines from under-fire Irish data watchdog
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

Inquiry at ‘advanced stage’ as Facebook admits it must be held to account

Facebook is expected to be hit with its first fines from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) when a tranche of investigations into the social media giant concludes in the summer, The Sunday Business Post understands.

This comes as international pressure on Ireland intensifies over its stance on data protection.

Last week, an article by US news site Politico, which suggested that Ireland was too soft on international tech giants over the data issue, prompted...

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