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DPC Releases Facebook Audit

DATA PROTECTION—IRELAND

September 21, 2012

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has released its audit report of Facebook. The office conducted the audit to ensure Facebook is complying with EU laws and looked at whether the company implemented the DPC’s recommendations stemming from its first audit in 2011. “The company’s formal response to our recommendations…demonstrates the constructive approach adopted by the company,” the audit report states, adding that full implementation of some recommendations—such as new user education and minimizing ad targeting based on terms considered personal data—have yet to be made but are planned for a specific deadline.
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