Facebook however had everything planned for the launch of Dating to be a success. Dating (this is the name of this service that already exists in the United States and in twenty countries, which means: dating someone). He had to be online since Thursday, story that everything is ready for the first trysts of the day. But it didn't match (to use a term from Tinder, the other application of its kind, which works this one and which is delighted with this mishap). Facebook actually underestimated the GDPR. The famous European regulation for the protection of personal data (the one that you have to accept each time you go to a website). Facebook has failed to provide Ireland with the necessary documents to prove that Dating was compatible with this unique protection in the world.
It’s in Dublin that Facebook has its European headquarters, so it’s up to Ireland to verify this. And Facebook seems to have taken down this legislation since it warned the DPC (the Data protection commission is the equivalent of our Cnil) on Monday February 3 only, 10 days before the planned launch of Dating and without providing a single document. The DPC has expressed concern. She went straight to Facebook offices to inspect them and collect papers. Facebook prefers to give up and postpones the launch of its application to an unspecified date. The Facebook boss promised lasting meetings, not just one-night plans. We are off to a bad start.