Data privacy regulators in Ireland are opening up an investigation into Twitter’s data collection practices.
Specifically, the regulators are looking into how much data Twitter receives from its URL-shortening system, t.co.
The social network refused to provide their t.co web link tracking data to UK professor, Michael Veale. Their refusal to comply with the request is potentially a violation of the EU’s allowance for requests under GDPR.
Twitter is suspected of recording private device information and timestamps every time people click on shortened links.