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Former Federal Data Commissioner in Germany, Peter Schaar

“Former Federal Data Commissioner in Germany, Peter Schaar, says that it isn’t for tax reasons why Facebook has chosen to locate their EU headquarters in Ireland, but rather it’s for our relaxed data protection laws.”

“Speaking to The International New York Times, Schaar said that while Ireland had attracted companies like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Apple, it is Ireland’s loose interpretations of data protection law that is most appealing to them.”

Of course Facebook would go to a country with the lowest levels of data protection. It’s natural they would choose Ireland,” Schaar told the New York Times.”

Yikes.

“Of course Facebook would go to a country with the lowest levels of data protection” (Newstalk)

Who’s the Watchdog? In Europe, the Answer Is Complicated (Mark Scott, International New York Times)

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