European Data Protection Digest

Facebook, LinkedIn “Beefing Up” Privacy Teams

ONLINE PRIVACY—IRELAND

June 28, 2012

Reuters reports on moves by Facebook and LinkedIn to strengthen their privacy and compliance teams. Following Facebook’s agreement in December to revamp its privacy protection for international users in the wake of concerns from Ireland’s Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), Deputy DPC Gary Davies said, "They're beefing up their privacy functions in Ireland by bringing in people who've taken a lead in the U.S.” Meanwhile, in the wake of a recent breach currently under investigation by the DPC, a LinkedIn spokeswoman said, “We are putting additional privacy resources in Ireland and moving one of our key directors to our International HQ in Dublin.”
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