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Irish regulator proposes 36 mln euro Facebook privacy fine -document

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DUBLIN, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has proposed fining Facebook (FB.O) as much as 36 million euros in one in all greater than a dozen probes it has opened into the social media large, in response to a draft choice printed by the complainant on Wednesday.

Under European (*36*) 2018 knowledge safety guidelines, the DPC should now share the preliminary ruling with all involved EU supervisory authorities and think about their views earlier than making a last verdict.

The Irish fee is the lead regulator of Facebook and lots of different of the world’s largest know-how firm’s below the bloc’s “One Stop Shop” knowledge regime, because of the location of their EU headquarters in Ireland.

The grievance, lodged by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, involved the lawfulness of Facebook’s processing of non-public knowledge, particularly round its phrases of service.

The DPC proposed a fine of 28 million to 36 million euros for Facebook’s failure to offer enough data, in response to the draft choice, printed by Schrems’ digital rights group NOYB

A spokesman for the DPC mentioned it had despatched the draft choice to the opposite supervisory authorities and had no additional remark as the method is ongoing.

Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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