Facebook postpones EU rollout of dating service after Irish watchdog raises concerns


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Facebook postpones EU rollout of dating service after Irish watchdog raises concerns

On Wednesday, the 12th of February 2020, Ireland’s DPC (Data Protection Commissioner), the main European Union regulator for a raft of tech conglomerates including Facebook Inc., had issued a statement saying that the Menlo Park, CA-based American multinational social networking tycoon, Facebook Inc., had notified the Irish DPC about its February 13th’s launch of EU dating service on February 3rd, while the Irish data watchdog had been very concerned about the timeframe.

Aside from that, the European Union’s main data protection watchdog had also added in its Wednesday’s (February 12th) statement that the Facebook Inc. had failed to deliver any kind of documentation related to its new services’ data privacy regulation and the assessment of potential impacts of a privacy breach.

As a matter of fact, following release of Irish DPC’s Wednesday’s (February 12th) statement that highlighted steep concerns related to the rollout of Facebook Inc.’s dating service in to Europe, the world’s No.

1 social networking tycoon had cancelled its plan of unfurling its new dating service in to Europe. Nonetheless, back in the September of 2019, the social networking Goliath had launched its dating service in the United States which allowed users to integrate their Facebook’s dating profile to Instagram and to add their Instagram followers in to a “secret crush” list.