EU plans major new law on GDPR enforcement amid criticism of Irish privacy watchdog

New law proposed by the European Commission could have significant implications for Ireland’s Data Protection Commission – as well as the Big Tech companies that have their European headquarters here

Meta: the social media giant was fined €390m last month by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission for GDPR breaches. Picture:

European policymakers are planning a new set of laws designed to significantly improve the regulation of how governments and companies use individuals’ personal data.

The European Commission is aiming to propose a new law by the second quarter of the year that aims to “harmonise some aspects of the administrative procedure” used by data protection regulators in cases relating to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The proposals could have significant implications for Ireland’s Data ...