16 Oct Irish DPC Probes Twitter Privacy Issue
The Irish Data Privacy Commissioner recently launched a formal investigation into privacy concerns raised by a UK professor regarding Twitter’s URL-shortening system.
The probe was prompted by a request made by Prof. Michael Veale to Twitter, asking if the company’s link-shortening service “t.co” had collected any specific data from him. While Twitter responded that it did not collect Veale’s data, the professor was skeptical and asked the Irish data watchdog to look into the microblogging firm’s claim.
It is said that rudimentary analytics are gathered by link shortening services and this can pose a privacy risk when used in private messages.
Twitter said that it is already talking with the Irish DPC regarding the issue.
Source: Digital Journal