Apple goes through a further investigation into the collection of personal data of its users in Europe. Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has opened the process to determine whether the Cupertino giant has followed GDPR’s rules on access to consumer information.
The Irish supervisory body has jurisdiction over the “Apple”. This is because its European headquarters, as well as that of many other technology companies, is located in the country. The country’s DPC still has another 20 open investigations against more companies in the sector, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft.
As established by GDPR rules, regulators have the power to impose fines for breaches of up to 4% of a company’s overall revenue or 20 million euros – whichever is greater.
It is worth remembering that, at the end of May this year, Apple was also accused of illegally disclosing customer data from iTunes.