Ireland's Data Privacy Regulator Appears Close to Ending WhatsApp Probe

Ireland’s data privacy regulator is close to concluding its first probe into a multinational company under the EU’s new privacy laws, likely to involve Facebook’s WhatsApp subsidiary, although a formal decision could take months. The Irish Independent newspaper quoted Ireland’s Data Protection Commission as saying that her office’s first major GDPR decision relating to a multinational firm looked set to be one of two probes it opened into WhatsApp.