Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is looking into whether Apple is following all the requirements of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation privacy law.
The DPC has three investigations going into Apple’s business practices, each covering a different aspect of the GDPR legislation. There are far more ongoing probes into how Facebook handles user privacy.
Apple takes a strong stance on protecting the privacy of its users, so it’s very unlikely it is deliberately trying to circumvent the GDPR rules.
Plenty of GDPR privacy investigations to go around
Because Apple’s European headquarters is in Ireland, DPC Dixon is tasked with keeping an eye on the company.
The same goes for Facebook; Dixon‘s office has 11 investigations into this social-networking giant and its subsidiaries. She has three GDPR-related probes into Twitter’s business practices.