Irish Regulator Pushed for ‘Monetisation of Personal Data’ In Data Protection Guidelines, Documents Reveal
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) pushed for a liberal interpretation of data protection law that would favour social media companies, newly-released documents reveal. The proposals were characterised by another regulator as “contrary to everything we believe in” and “(reducing) the GDPR to a pro forma instrument.”
The 2018 documents, published by privacy group noyb.eu on Sunday, show a dialogue between European data protection authorities in which the DPC appears to push for a more liberal legal interpretation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) than some other regulators were willing to accept.
In comments on a draft version of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)’s guidelines on consent under the GDPR, the DPC attempted to enable social media companies to rely on terms and conditions agreements for purposes of tracking and profiling users.