FILE PHOTO: Facebook’s Fidji Simo speaks about the Facebook Dating app, while Facebook Inc’s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, united states, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Facebook has delayed the roll-out of the new dating services in the European Union is scheduled for Thursday, after the irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), the company’s primary regulator in the bloc, has led to concerns about the launch.
The social network has announced the launch of its services in the United States of america at the end of September. Users can integrate their Instagram accounts using the Facebook’s dating profile, and how to add Instagram followers to check out their “Secret Crush” lists.
The irish DPC is the principal supervisory authority in the European Union, and a number of the world’s largest technology companies, such as Facebook, said it was told on Feb. 13, on Oct. 3, and it was very, very concerned about the fact that given the short-term.
The MINISTRY said in a statement that the problems were made worse when the has been given no information with regard to the data protection impact assessment or the decision-making processes, which has been taken out by Facebook.
In order to speed up the process, the DPC’s officers carried out an inspection at Facebook Ireland with offices in Dublin, Feb. 10, and the collected documentation, it said.
“Facebook Ireland on the last night that they have postponed the introduction of this feature,” said the regulator, which has a number of privacy investigation into Facebook and, WhatsApp and Instagram affiliates.
“It’s really important that we have the launch of the Facebook Dating-right, so we have a bit more time to make sure that the product is ready for the European market,” Facebook told Reuters.
“We have made an effort to create a strong privacy guarantees, and this information will be shared with the IDPC ahead of the European roll-out,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Additional reporting by Ayanti Berra in Bengaluru; Editing by David Clarke