CNIL opens privacy investigation into Clubhouse app

According to Bloomberg, the French data protection authority CNIL has opened an investigation into the social media app Clubhouse following a complaint. France24 reports that the inquiry will seek to determine if European data protection rules apply to the app’s parent company, Alpha Exploration, which currently does not have a “corporate entity within the European Union”. A petition in France with more than 10,000 signatures had alerted the agency to “potential breaches of privacy by the Clubhouse app”.