Ireland: Regulator opens probe into Google’s GDPR compliance

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, an Irish regulatory body that serves as the European Union’s watchdog for upholding personal data protections, announced Wednesday, May 22, it will examine whether Google Ad Exchange tracked users or stored data in violation of the GDPR law that went into effect one year ago.

The brief statement from the office said the probe arises from the Commission’s “ongoing examination of data protection compliance in the area of personalised online advertising and a number of submissions to the Data Protection Commission.”

The only specific submission cited was made by Johnny Ryan, chief policy & industry relations officer at Brave, an open source web browser that blocks ads and tracking.

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