75 per cent of Irish Data Protection Commissioner decisions overruled, according to report

While critical in particular of the Irish office, the study said the EU’s enforcement as a whole is weak

The news comes ahead of a major decision against Facebook-owner Meta that is expected to be announced by the Helen Dixon this week.

Three-quarters of GDPR investigation decisions made by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) have been overruled by its European counterparts to date, according to a new report.

The report from the Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) claims that since the European-wide regulation became applicable on May 25 2018, that 75 per cent of cross-border decisions made by commissioner Helen Dixon’s office have been struck down by its counterparts at the European Data Protection Board.