Data Protection Commission ‘hugely frustrated’ at EU regulator over Meta demands

Data Protection Commission characterises curbs on Meta as ‘hugely frustrating’

The Data Protection Commission says it has been needlessly drawn it into legal proceedings with Meta over issues that have no “real-world utility or any effect in the protection of rights”

Ireland’s data watchdog has launched a stinging attack on Europe’s top privacy regulator, in a sign of rising tensions over the policing of tech giants headquartered in Dublin.

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) said curbs announced by European regulators last month on Meta were “hugely frustrating” and added that they had forced it to divert staff away from probing the Facebook owner’s new subscription model.

It also said the move has needlessly drawn it into ...