EDPB: Data commissioner did not investigate Facebook with ‘due diligence’
The data protection commissioner (DPC) failed to investigate with “due diligence” data collection and processing at Facebook and Instagram, Europe’s most senior data regulatory body has found.
In a decision published on Thursday, the European Data Protection Board (EPDB) criticised attempts by the Irish regulator to narrow the scope of the investigation and ignore a key question raised in the original complaint, filed in Austria in 2018 under new EU data protection rules.
The EDPB, a body which brings together all EU/EEA regional and national data protection regulators, ordered the DPC to reverse its previous legal position on Facebook/Instagram data collection because its “contractual” basis for data collection and personalised advertising breached EU law.
Source: Data commissioner did not investigate Facebook with ‘due diligence’ – regulator – The Irish Times