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Commissioner’s Office To Conduct Second Facebook Audit

PRIVACY LAW—IRELAND

July 31, 2012

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has said he will determine by early October whether to take legal action against Facebook, RTE News reports. The DPC will soon conduct a second audit to ensure Facebook is complying with EU laws. Amidst reports it had cut ties with Europe v. Facebook—the Austrian group that has been working with the DPC and which has been successful in convincing Facebook to release information about the data it collects from users—the office said in a statement this week that “Europe v. Facebook performed a useful public service in highlighting the specific issues raised in its complaints.”
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