The headquarters of Facebook in Europe is in Dublin, then the inspection falls within the competence of the authority guarantor of privacy local. "We were very concerned by the launch of the new service", said the Idps in a note. The concern is aggravated by the delay with which Facebook would respond to the solicitations of the authorities: "No documentation was given to us after our request last February 3, when we asked for the company information on the impact of data protection," continues the note. Hence the decision to conduct an inspection in the offices of Facebook of the irish capital.
Today, social and the company working on the internet are required to undergo an assessment of the impact on data protection if they want to operate in Europe. Provides for the general regulation on data protection (Gdpr), which entered into force in the Eu in 2018. A spokesman for the commission for the protection of data, he said that this was the first inspection is made at a technology company by the irish authorities pursuant to the rules de Gdpr. For tax reasons, a variety of technology companies in the us have their european headquarters in Dublin: in addition to Facebook, there are, to name a few, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Editable and Aibnb.
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