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business_kid 04-27-2021 08:14 AM

Let's Have your Dirt on FB
 
Here's the Situation: The Irish Data Protection Commissioner is responsible for making sure GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulations) are properly practiced for myself (as an Irish citizen) and all in the 27 member EU, and indeed the 28 member block (including the EU) until the end of 2019, if I understand the situation. Up to December 2019, the UK was a member of the EU. For 2020, market arrangements only applied.

After seeing this excellent link posted by Jan K.https://itmunch.com/facebook-data-br...ine-2005-2021/ and boughtonp's contribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow...le%27s_historyI felt it wise to inform the Data Protection Commission about this, and would like to attract as much info as possible on data tracking from anywhere, but particularly the EU. I also welcome their many egregious data breaches. All this will go to the Irish Data Protection Commission.

elcore 04-27-2021 08:31 AM

There was r/antifacebook on reddit, with a lot of dirt.
But I don't know if it's still there, been trying to avoid the site since the re-design.

business_kid 04-27-2021 11:10 AM

Thanks. I have lodged an official complaint referring to this thread. So post here and folks at the dpc can access it.

cynwulf 04-27-2021 12:14 PM

For billions in tax avoidance, search "Paradise Papers" ... but they weren't the only offenders there...

jsbjsb001 04-27-2021 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by cynwulf (Post 6245568)
For billions in tax avoidance, search "Paradise Papers" ... but they weren't the only offenders there...

Isn't it because Ireland is a tax haven that corporations move to Ireland in the first place?

cynwulf 04-28-2021 02:09 AM

The "Paradise Papers" relates to Bermuda. Ireland isn't a tax haven as such, but corporation tax is lower, around half that of other similar sized EU countries.

business_kid 04-28-2021 04:11 AM

I think Ireland has a low tax rate for Foreign tech (& manufacturing) Investment, a cool climate and big Internet pipes. All are advantages to any large tech companies. Bermuda and other spots have a 0% tax rate; Ireland's is 12.5%(?). Operating costs are not low. We are also EU members. Ireland hasn't been hit too bad by the pandemic as a result. Pfizer, Google, Intel, Facebook & Apple all have European offices here, as well as many lesser known names.

One of the links I supplied to the Data Protection Commissioner was this thread, so if folks post links or documents here, the DPC can access them. Thanks for all replies. I also gave the links from the other 'breaches' thread.

jsbjsb001 04-28-2021 10:56 AM

If I may ask business_kid, and out of morbid curiosity, what do you expect them to do about narcissistbook Facebook? Shut it down or something?

business_kid 04-28-2021 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by jsbjsb001 (Post 6245903)
If I may ask business_kid, and out of morbid curiosity, what do you expect them to do about narcissistbook Facebook? Shut it down or something?

The EU are on Ireland's backs about this, but big fines, and/or restriction on their most egregious practices. It may be decided or influenced by Europe.

corstar 05-20-2021 07:09 PM

@Elcore

Quote:

Originally Posted by elcore (Post 6245488)
There was r/antifacebook on reddit, with a lot of dirt.
But I don't know if it's still there, been trying to avoid the site since the re-design.

For those of us that don't like change, there is;

old.reddit.com

business_kid 05-21-2021 04:48 AM

OK, I was looking among a cadre of linux users who I respect as savvy people for dirt on FB to pass on to our data commissioner. As an Irish citizen, I can add evidence.


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