Data Protection Commission says it is ‘unfit for purpose’ and in need of ‘radical’ change

The data watchdog, which has come in for criticism from France and Germany, says delays in reforming it would pose a risk to Ireland’s international standing and economic prosperity

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
5th December, 2021
Data Protection Commission says it is ‘unfit for purpose’ and in need of ‘radical’ change
The Department of Justice, which oversees the data watchdog, is considering plans to appoint two extra commissioners alongside Helen Dixon, who currently leads the DPC.

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has warned the government that a “radical reassessment” of its structure is needed as it is “unsustainable and unfit for purpose”.

Setting out the need for reform, the DPC said that “further delays in grappling with this issue cannot be countenanced, as to do so would give rise to substantial and unnecessary risks to Ireland’s international standing and future economic prosperity”.

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