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Facebook Dating Service Delayed in EU Over Privacy Issues

Feb. 12, 2020, 3:46 PM

Facebook Inc. put a new dating feature on hold in Europe after watchdogs inspected the tech giant’s offices in Ireland amid privacy concerns.

The nation’s Data Protection Commission carried out on-site inspections in Dublin this week to seek more details after Facebook only informed it on Feb. 3 of its plan to roll out the service across the European Union tomorrow.

“Facebook Ireland informed us last night that they have postponed the roll-out of this feature,” said Graham Doyle, deputy commissioner and spokesman for the Irish authority.

The company announced plans for a dating feature in 2018, with the goal...

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