Irish data protection commission launches investigation on Facebook

On April 25, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced the launch of an investigation to determine whether Facebook had acted in compliance with the GDPR, after the company found that hundreds of millions of user passwords were stored in plain text in its servers. According to the Irish Times, The DPC has eight active statutory investigations into Facebook, and a further three into Instagram and WhatsApp, which are both owned by Facebook.

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