Integrate Expectations


“While we understand that Facebook’s proposal to integrate the Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram platforms is at a very early conceptual stage of development, the Irish Data Protection Committee (DPC) has asked Facebook Ireland for an urgent briefing on what is being proposed.

The Irish DPC will be very closely scrutinising Facebook’s plans as they develop, particularly insofar as they involve the sharing and merging of personal data between different Facebook companies.

Previous proposals to share data between Facebook companies have given rise to significant data protection concerns and the Irish DPC will be seeking early assurances that all such concerns will be fully taken into account by Facebook in further developing this proposal.

It must be emphasised that ultimately the proposed integration can only occur in the EU if it is capable of meeting all of the requirements of the GDPR.”

Data Protection Committee statement this afternoon

Data Protection Commission statement on proposed integration of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram (DataProtection)

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger (BBC)

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8 thoughts on “Integrate Expectations

  1. Eoin

    “The Irish DPC will be very closely scrutinising Facebook’s plans as they develop”

    Yep, because you’ve got outstanding form in that regard and who wants to upset the apple-cart and maybe scare off all those jobs.

    1. realPolithicks

      Apropos of nothing but I’m curious if you have recently retired, won the lottery of perhaps robbed a bank? The only reason I ask is that you seem to have a lot of time on your hands as you make multiple comments on most of the threads on here…As I say, just curious.

  2. The Great Wall of Gammon

    And it won’t make a blind bit of difference to the masses. Build it and they will come.

    Another vote for Signal. That and it you can hold back the sniggers, Microsoft’s Kaizala tool has an incredible feature set. They also don’t sell yer data.

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