Facebook’s Clegg lobbied Varadkar over data rules

The former politician contacted the Tánaiste in September, days after Facebook launched a legal case against the Data Protection Commissioner

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
10th January, 2021
Facebook’s Clegg lobbied Varadkar over data rules
Mark Zuckerburg, chief executive, Facebook with Nick Clegg (right), after meeting politicians in Dublin about social media content regulation. Picture: PA

Leo Varadkar discussed Facebook’s issues with a European Court ruling on data laws in a phone call with Nick Clegg just days after the social media giant launched a High Court case against the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) on a related issue.

Clegg, the former British deputy prime minister who is now Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs, has been seeking a political solution to a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that resulted...

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