Twitter in breach of One-Stop-shop requirements, DPC in contact

28/11/2022 | TechCrunch

According to Tech Crunch, a key source close to the matter has said that Twitter is no longer meeting its obligations in order to claim Ireland is its main establishment for the one-stop-shop (OSS) mechanism under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Following the news last week that Twitter's Chief Privacy Officer Damien Kieran quit the company. The move left Twitter without a data protection officer (DPO), given that Kieran was the designated DPO. 

Deputy commissioner Graham Doyle at the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) confirmed the DPC is in contact with Twitter following the news its DPO had resigned, with a meeting between the DPC and Twitter expected to take place this week.

UPDATE: 281122 - Reuters reports the DPC confirmed it is getting answers from Twitter over concerns about the impact of departures and its ability to meet its privacy obligations. Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said that the company was answering questions so far, but "very serious difficulty" could arise if the DPC reaches a point where it "can't get answers" and "has no point of contact." Dixon further indicated Twitter personnel continue to cooperate on the DPC's six ongoing investigations predating  Elon Musk's purchase. 

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