Digital rights advocate threatens legal action over stalled Google complaint

Johnny Ryan of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties said the data commissioner was wary of pursuing cases due to the financial clout of tech giants

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
16th August, 2020
Digital rights advocate threatens legal action over stalled Google complaint
Johnny Ryan of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties: pressure on the DPC. Picture: Fergal Phillips.

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties’ new digital rights advocate has warned the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) that he will go to court to force it to make a ruling on his landmark complaint against Google.

Lawyers for Johnny Ryan, the ICCL’s recently-appointed senior fellow for information rights, wrote to the commissioner last week stating that he would seek a judicial review of its handling of his case if it was...

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