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DPC Officials Following Up on Audit

SOCIAL NETWORKING—IRELAND

July 10, 2012

The Irish Times reports on a visit from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) to Facebook’s headquarters in Dublin “in a follow-up to a major audit of the company’s privacy policies and use of customer data.” The DPC is holding a formal review following Facebook’s agreement to make changes to its privacy policy and the way it retains user data, the report states. Deputy Data Protection Commissioner Gary Davis described last year’s Facebook audit as “the most comprehensive and detailed” ever undertaken by the DPC. A Facebook spokesman said the company has been keeping the DPC “closely informed” as it implements the audit’s recommendations.
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