Twitter is facing an investigation over data collection in its link-shortening system

Privacy regulators in Ireland have launched an investigation into exactly how much data Twitter collects from t.co, its URL-shortening system. The investigation stems from a request made by a UK professor named Michael Veale under the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR), a comprehensive European privacy law that took effect in May. Under the GDPR, EU citizens have a right to request any data collected on them from a given company — but when Veale made that request to Twitter, the company claimed it had no data from its link-shortening service. Veale was skeptical, and wrote to the relevant privacy regulator to see if Twitter was holding back some of his data. “The inquiry will examine whether or not Twitter has discharged its... Continue reading…

Twitter is facing an investigation over data collection in its link-shortening system

Privacy regulators in Ireland have launched an investigation into exactly how much data Twitter collects from t.co, its URL-shortening system. The investigation stems from a request ...

Sat 13 Oct 18 from The Verge

Twitter faces Irish investigation over user tracking

Twitter is the latest internet giant facing scrutiny over its data transparency in Europe. Ireland's Data Protection Commission has launched an investigation into the social network ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Engadget

Twitter under investigation for not revealing how it tracks users - CNET

How much data does Twitter collect when you click on links within its social network? We may eventually find out.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from CNET

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