European Data Protection Digest

Company Makes Changes To Avoid Fines

PRIVACY LAW—IRELAND

November 18, 2011

Currently undergoing an audit by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner's office, Facebook is making changes to stay in compliance with the country's data protection laws, TPM reports. Though he did not specifically disclose the changes the company is making, Ireland Deputy Commissioner of Data Protection Gary Davis said, "Facebook is cooperating fully with the audit, and we would anticipate that it will implement any necessary changes to comply with any requirements identified without the need for any use of powers by the commissioner." Davis also added that the office plans to publish its findings by the end of the year.
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