Facebook Data Breach – Commencement of Investigation

03rd October 2018

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.


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