Dixon: I’m not a soft touch when it comes to regulating the tech giants

Helen Dixon has had a tough few weeks after a US website accused her of being too close to the companies she regulates. But the Data Protection Commissioner isn’t feeling sorry for herself

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
19th May, 2019
Helen Dixon: ‘We are in the middle of a number of very important investigations’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Helen Dixon is determined not to sit on the sidelines and whinge about the criticism levelled against her.

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has been accused of failing to tackle the big tech firms she regulates.

The accusations had been building for months, but came to a head in April when the US website Politico published an article accusing Dixon of being “in bed” with the companies she regulates. It’s a charge she unequivocally...

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