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Twitter Turmoil Sparks ‘Close’ Privacy Scrutiny in EU

Nov. 15, 2022, 3:20 PM

Twitter Inc.’s European privacy watchdog said it’s “closely” monitoring the situation after an exodus of key staff including the social-media firm’s data-protection chief in recent days sparked safeguarding fears.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission commented after an initial meeting Monday to clarify next steps with staff in Dublin, where Twitter -- recently taken over by Elon Musk -- has its European base.

“We are still engaging” with Twitter, which told regulators it will continue to take decisions on EU users’ data in Dublin, said Graham Doyle, deputy commissioner at the Irish authority. Doyle said the company appointed Renato Monteiro as ...