Twitter under investigation for allegedly refusing to reveal how it tracks you

CNET | 10/12/2018 | Katie Collins
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Twitter is being investigated by Irish data protection authorities about how it tracks people when they click links.

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The social network is under examination by the Data Protection Commission in Ireland, where the company has its European headquarters, Fortune reported Friday. The investigation was sparked by a complaint that Twitter may not be complying with strict new data privacy rules, known as GDPR, which kicked in across the European Union in May.

The case is significant because it's the first time since the introduction of GDPR that a regulator has decided to investigate Twitter. Facebook and Google are already the subjects of multiple investigations in Europe.

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Under GDPR, internet users across the EU are allowed to ask companies what data is being collected about them, and the companies are obliged to tell them. But Michael Veale, Twitter user @mikarv and a researcher at University College London,...
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