In the past, Ireland has often been criticised for its soft approach to data protection. Indeed, Dublin has become a very attractive place for Internet companies operating outside of Europe, as a base for their international and European operations, due to its very corporation-friendly tax regime. Another reason is the country’s rather small office of the Data Protection Commissioner which is faced with the challenging task to regulate and supervise both domestic and international companies.
Twitter accounts outside of the US now fall under EU data protection rules (20.04.2015.)
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Twitter provides greater privacy protection to users in Europe, but not the US (19.04.2015.)
(Contribution by Morana Perušić, EDRi intern)