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Daily Dashboard | Irish DPC expected to open formal investigation of Facebook breach Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, May 24, 2019



Politico reports the Irish Data Protection Commission is expected to announce a formal investigation of Facebook after its recent data breach. The Irish DPC told CNBC it is awaiting "more detailed numbers," and that, "Before we would launch any investigation there are steps that would have to be taken in relation to information gathering and preparing the scope of an inquiry. Furthermore, we would need to establish under which provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 we would conduct it. We are currently engaged in those steps." Facebook announced in a tweet that is working with regulators. "As we work to confirm the location of those potentially affected, we plan to release further info soon," it said. In an interview with reporters Tuesday, EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said, "This is the first big case for [the] GDPR." She also said 5 million EU citizens may have been affected by the breach and suggested the timely notification by Facebook "might result in lower sanctions," but that was "only theoretical" at this point.  
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