Irish Regulator Submits Draft Decision In Facebook Data Breach

Taking the next step in its inquiry into a data breach of Meta’s Facebook platform, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has submitted a draft decision to other concerned supervisory authorities across the European Union (EU). 

As outlined in Article 60 of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), those authorities now have one month to review the draft decision and “raise any ‘relevant and reasoned objections’ that they may have,” the DPC said in a statement Monday (Oct. 3).

“The Inquiry was scoped to consider a number of features provided by [Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (MPIL)] and whether MPIL had complied with its obligations regarding data protection by design and by default,” DPC Deputy Commissioner Graham Doyle said in the statement. “The DPC submitted its draft decision to its colleagues last Friday, 30 September, for their views on it.” 

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