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Facebook under GDPR scrutiny in Ireland after leaked dataset published online

By Jakub Krupa
  • 06 Apr 2021 11:41
  • 06 Apr 2021 11:41
Facebook will face questions from Ireland’s privacy watchdog after a leaked dataset involving 530 million records, including phone numbers and email addresses, was published online over the weekend.

The social media giant argues that hackers scraped the data before the EU's General Data Protection Regulation entered into force, and that

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Jakub Krupa

Senior Correspondent


Jakub joined MLex’s London team in August 2020 to report on topics including data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and telecom regulation, focusing on EU & UK regulatory and legal risk in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sectors. He is currently working on MLex's coverage of future mobility, in particular the rise of connected, electric and autonomous vehicles.

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