The European Commission unveiled a plan to clarify and reinforce the procedural foundations related to the enforcement of GDPR. Their objective is to provide better understanding and detail when it comes to cooperation amongst Supervisory Authorities (SA) in cross-border cases, as well as clearing up any disputes around Article 60 and 65 of the GDPR.
Upon unveiling their work program for 2023, European Commission announced an impending regulation regarding these procedural rules which is anticipated to be revealed come Q2 of the this year. This initiative follows from the EDPB’s October 10th letter to Commissioner Didier Reynders and their report on enforcement cooperation which listed many procedural aspects that required harmonization at the EU level.
Once the GDPR came into being, supervising individual situations and outcomes within every EU country were taken on by SAs. However, debates ensued soon after surrounding how efficient each SA was in keeping track of principles and enforcing regulations that are integral to GDPR, especially when it came to coping with cross-border issues.