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Twitter Under Investigation Over Data Collection Practices of its Link-Shortening System

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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.

Curated from The Blog Room

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