28 Aug Facebook to be Probed After Refusing to Give User Own Data
The Irish Data Protection Commissioner is set to probe Facebook after the social media giant had reportedly refused to comply with a data request from an academic for his own online activity off Facebook.
Michael Veale of University College London filed a complaint with the Irish watchdog after Facebook declined his subject access request (SAR) by saying that it was too difficult to locate his info gathered by the Facebook Pixel code which tracks users on multiple websites.
Veale argued that the company’s response was unsatisfactory as the information can be considered highly personal and sensitive and can be used to infer religion, medical history, and sexuality.
Source: The Register