EU Commission rejects criticism of GDPR monitoring
The European Commission has described as “unfounded” claims that it does not collect sufficient information to monitor the implementation of data protection rules in Ireland. It has also called on data authorities to ramp up and amplify their enforcement actions in the coming months and years.
EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly launched the investigation in February following a complaint to her office from Dr Johnny Ryan, a senior fellow at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. He had expressed concerns about the Commission’s monitoring of Ireland’s application of GDPR.
The complainant, Dr Ryan, issued a response to the Commission’s reply, saying its presentation of the facts was manifestly wrong and that the information sources it cited were irrelevant or inadequate.
Source: EU Commission rejects criticism of GDPR monitoring