Opinion: Audits Will Require Appropriate Staffing
PRIVACY LAW—IRELANDOctober 7, 2011
The Irish data protection office will conduct a privacy audit of Facebook, internationally headquartered in Ireland, a task likely to extend to other companies within the country, opines Karlin Lillington for The Irish Times. Because of this, Ireland should staff the commissioner's office appropriately, Lillington writes, adding the office "will need to decide where the balance lies between the fact that a social network is predicated on the notion that people choose to share personal information and a reasonable expectation of how that information could be used." Lillington notes that if Ireland "wants such companies here," it must consider such issues.