Outgoing Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has criticised "clunky" EU procedures for wasting time and money in efforts to uphold the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Dixon blamed the system of cooperation with other watchdogs across the 27-nation bloc for delaying the investigations. Dixon believes that a lot of energy, time, and litigation resources are being spent on sorting out issues that arise because of the law. She added that things could have been much smoother if the political changes around the One-Stop-Shop hadn't been made at the last minute. Dixon also stated that in private, she has gained a lot of praise and respect from her peers.
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