San Francisco: Twitter is reportedly facing an investigation by privacy regulators in Ireland over data collection in its link-shortening system, the media reported. Privacy regulators in Ireland have launched an investigation into exactly how much data Twitter collects from t.co, its URL-shortening system, The Verge reported late on Saturday.
The investigation stems from a request made by UK professor Michael Veale under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a comprehensive European privacy law under which EU citizens have a right to request any data collected on them from a given company.
But when Veale made that request to Twitter, the company claimed it had no data from its link-shortening service. The professor was skeptical and wrote to the relevant privacy regulator to see if Twitter was holding back some of his data. (IANS)