British and Irish regulators are working together to solve FB tracking user problems.


British and Irish regulators are working together to solve FB tracking user problems.

Sina Technologies News Beijing time, November 6 evening news, the Office of the British Information Commissioner (hereinafter referred to as "ICO") said today that Facebook tracking user behavior and other issues have been submitted to the Irish data regulator to seek relevant information, or hope the latter take action.

According to the EU's latest General Data Protection Ordinance (GDP R), the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is responsible for managing American multinational companies headquartered in Dublin, and is therefore the main regulator of Facebook in the EU.

ICO began investigating Facebook's data security measures after a massive leak of user information was revealed in March this year. In October of this year, ICO announced a fine of 500 thousand pounds ($644 thousand) for Facebook.

Nevertheless, ICO is still investigating other issues on Facebook, including tracking users'online behavior. In response, the ICO said today that it had submitted the relevant issues to the Irish DPC, the main regulator of Facebook in the European Union.

ICO said in a statement: "we have submitted relevant concerns to DPC. We are aware that other regulators are also assessing the problems in the operation of Facebook. We will work with data regulators in Ireland and other countries to develop long-term strategies to address these issues. (Li Ming)


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