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Italy fires Meta urgent request for info re: election interference measures

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Days ahead of the Italian general election, the country’s privacy watchdog has sent Facebook’s parent (Meta) an urgent request for information, asking the social media giant to clarify measures it’s taking around Sunday’s election.

The Garante continues to be an active privacy watchdog in policing tech giants operating on its turf in spite of not being the lead supervisor for such companies under the one-stop-shop (OSS) mechanism in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has otherwise led to bottlenecks around GDPR enforcement.

The reason for this oversight — which is presumably what it is — could be related to the Italian election being a snap election, called following a government crisis and the resignation of prime minister Mario Draghi, i.e.rather than a long-programmed and timetabled general election.

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Author / Journalist: Natasha Lomas

Category: Technology

Topics: TC Facebook Meta Italy Privacy Election Interference

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Published On: 2022-09-23, 11:43:00

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