Call for full probe in Facebook slur photo incident in Limerick school

THE principal of a Limerick school that suspended 28 students after they ‘liked’ an offensive post on Facebook has called on the Data Protection Commissioner to carry out a full out a full investigation into the issues surrounding the case. Noel Malone, principal of Colaiste Chiarain, Croom, wants the Data Protection Commissioner and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to clarify the existence and availability of a hotline for reporting similar such concerns by principals of schools. He says the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications should request the recall of Facebook to explain itself, especially with regard to this case.

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