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Irish regulator launches inquiry into Fb over potential breach of privateness legal guidelines

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Erin Scott | Reuters

LONDON — Eire’s Information Safety Fee introduced Wednesday it’s investigating Fb for doubtlessly breaching Eire’s Information Safety Act and Europe’s Basic Information Safety Regulation.

It comes after a dataset of 533 million Fb customers worldwide was made obtainable on the web.

After talking to representatives from Fb Eire, Eire’s DPC stated it believes Fb could have breached a number of legal guidelines, including that the corporate should be breaching sure provisions.

It is unclear how lengthy the investigation will final.

Fb didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.

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