Irish Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) has opened an inquiry into processing of children’s data by Instagram. Instagram platform is owned by Facebook Ireland Limited.
First inquiry will assess Facebook’s reliance on certain legal bases for its processing of children’s personal data on the Instagram platform.
Second inquiry will focus on Instagram profile and account settings and the appropriateness of these settings for children. Amongst other matters, this Inquiry will explore Facebook’s adherence with the requirements in the GDPR in respect to Data Protection by Design and Default and specifically in relation to Facebook’s responsibility to protect the data protection rights of children as vulnerable persons.