Irish enforcement marks birthday of EU’s landmark GDPR, as China ponders privacy directions

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Date: 29 May 2020. Duration: 15:43

The decision by Ireland’s privacy regulator to take on Twitter marks an important moment in the history of the EU’s landmark GDPR privacy legislation, with the matter now in the hands of other European privacy watchdogs for their input. The case is significant because it tells us as much about how such investigations will be managed in the future as it does about Twitter’s alleged privacy breach. Meanwhile, China’s top legislative and advisory bodies have renewed calls for greater privacy safeguards, just as Beijing is considering two pieces of legislation designed to achieve just that.

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