2 October 2011

Hóigh, Facebook, How Deeply Do You Care About Data Protection?

Image: Hanover Quay – Dublin Docklands by informatique on Flickr
Hanover Quay - Dublin Docklands

Hanover Quay, Dublin 2.

That is the address of Facebook’s European headquarter or, strictly legally, the business seat of the Facebook Ireland Limited.

The above is important

as owing to Section 18 of Facebook’s Terms of Use, users who are not residents of the USA and Canada have their agreement to use the social network with Facebook’s Irish subsidiary.

That means that if you have any

data protection issues

with the Zuckerberg-led company, you are entitled to approach the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

The Austrian based data protection advocacy group Europe vs Facebook already started doing this.
They have identified several breaches and have undertaken a number of actions, thereby including complaints and access requests and, have covered each of them on their website.

Obviously

enforcing its powers

under Section 10 of the Data Protection Act, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner has started an investigation against Facebook.

I am curious what the outcome of the foregoing will be and will therefore monitor and provide for follow-ups.

By the way, how much do you care about what Facebook does with your data, but without your consent?

Comments (3)

  1. 10 October 2011
    Liane Markus said...

    Data protection is very important for me most especially when it is related to my accounts o the internet. A lot of people are good when it comes to hacking and spamming but good thing there is always a solution when it comes to these problems.
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