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Facebook is facing seven EU investigations. The social media giant also has to deal with separate privacy investigations into Instagram and WhatsApp. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook may know by this summer whether it could face billions of euro in fines stemming from potential violations of the European Union’s data priva(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in Dublin on April 2nd. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg breezed through Dublin on Tuesday, pressing the point for regulation of the internet in a bid to deal with harmful co(...)

Data-protection commissioner Helen Dixon at the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland’s inaugural US Ireland business conference.

Voxpro, the fast-growing Irish business process-outsourcing company, is looking to tap public markets in an initial public offering (IPO) in the “not-(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton: ‘I think the evidence is very clear that there has been no diminution of the vigilance of data protection in Ireland’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill The Irish Times

There is no evidence former taoiseach Enda Kenny watered down new data protection rules, as part of lobbying efforts for Facebook, Minister for Commun(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State’s current and former data watchdogs have said former taoiseach Enda Kenny did not lobby them to take a softer approach on regulating interne(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s data privacy watchdog will start making decisions by the summer on whether internet giants should face large fines under the new EU data p(...)

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A UK parliamentary committee says secret internal messages between top Facebook executives, held under seal in a US court, will make “good evidence” f(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The regulator overseeing the handling of personal data is “extremely concerned” about the ability of the Office of Public Works to find a permanent of(...)

 Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner,  said there are 16 ongoing investigations into technology companies.

Facebook faces seven separate data-protection investigations in the Republic as the data protection commissioner looks to take advantage of new rules (...)

Ireland has housed Facebook’s international headquarters for the past decade and their Irish operation is the largest outside of Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California. Photograph: Reuters

Sheryl Sandberg says Ireland has a special relationship with Facebook. And we do. Last week’s visit by the social media giant’s chief operating office(...)

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