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‘Contrary to everything we believe in': Irish data watchdog lobbied for business-friendly GDPR

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The Irish Data Protection Commission lobbied to allow social networks to bypass user consent requirements within EU privacy rules, documents obtained by Max Schrems' privacy campaign group show.
According to the documents obtained by noyb.eu under freedom of information law, the Irish DPC - which regulates the lion's share of U.S. tech companies under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation - explicitly pushed for social networks to be able to monitor users' behavior to target them with ads via a contract, rather than by having to obtain their consent.
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