Dublin City’s Council has denied reports that it was in the process of considering closing a SMM vendor after the watchdog said it was a “serious concern”.
The Dublin City Independent Media Authority (Cineam) said it had received a letter from the council saying it was investigating the use of the SMM company, a company with offices in Dublin and Dublin Castle.
In a letter dated October 22nd, the authority said it received an allegation from a citizen that a SMMs services provider was in breach of the EU regulations on data protection.
The letter also said the authority had spoken to the company, which had not responded.
In its response to the authority, SMM Ireland said it does not comment on individual matters.
In the letter, Cineam said the company’s website contained a disclaimer about the risks of SMM services providers using its services.
The authority said its investigation “was conducted on the basis that SMM was providing a platform to enable users to access services in accordance with the EU rules governing the processing of personal data by SMMs and that SMMs should comply with this requirement”.
The authority added that it had contacted the company and asked it to provide information on what steps it had taken to rectify its position and clarify the matter.
In an email to the Irish Times, a spokeswoman for Cineom said the agency has “no comment on the specific complaint”.