Digital Rights Ireland sues Facebook and DPC over 2021 data breach

10/01/2023 | Irish Examiner

If you thought the announcement in November last year by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) to fine Meta Platform Ireland Ltd (Meta)  €265 million after data belonging to 533 million Facebook users ended up for sale online in 2021 would bring this sorry saga to a close, you thought wrong. Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) has announced it is appealing the DPC's decision that the leaking of user data did not constitute a breach under Article 4(12) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the Irish Circuit Court. DRI Chair, Dr McIntyre, said: "Facebook left the doors unlocked, but the DPC's decision effectively means that Facebook isn't responsible to individuals whose data was stolen. It denies that there has been any data breach for the actual victims of this failure, and means that they do not have to be notified of the breach.

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