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The new DPC website is currently under construction. Our latest guidance in relation to GDPR, which comes into effect on 25th May, 2018, can be found at gdprandyou.ie and via pages on this website starting with "NEW" as per the navigation pane on the left. All other material on this site relates to the previous legislative regime under the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003 ("the Acts"). While the Acts may continue to apply in some circumstances, as of 25th May, 2018 the GDPR is the primary piece of legislation governing data protection.

Data Protection Commission
Facebook Data Breach – Commencement of Investigation
 
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has today, 3 October 2018, commenced an investigation under Section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 into the Facebook data breach for which notification was received by the DPC on Friday 28 September. In particular, the investigation will examine Facebook’s compliance with its obligation under the General Data Protection Regulation to implement technical and organisational measures to ensure the security and safeguarding of the personal data it processes.
 
Facebook has informed the DPC that their internal investigation is continuing and that the company continues to take remedial actions to mitigate the potential risk to users.
 
For media related queries, please contact Graham Doyle,
Head of Communications,
Data Protection Commission
Mob. 087-9392359