Helen Dixon talks about Twitter Blue Tick privacy concerns

18/11/2022 | Politico

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, has expressed concerns about a number of issues regarding Twitter. Speaking to Politico, Dixon highlighted the company's paid membership initiative that enabled fraudsters to impersonate accounts and tweet out unauthorised messages. She said: "We're now proactively engaging and asking, 'look, there is a lot of reporting around changes to verified accounts and blue ticks and phishing accounts. What risk assessments are being run and what are the implications for European users?" The company's problems are not helped by the departures of key privacy and security leaders, adding, "security is clearly part of data protection. And, of course, we've also read that the chief security officer is gone."

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