As NOYB's '101 complaints' turns 3 today, 70% of cases remain unresolved

18/08/2023 | NOYB

On the third anniversary of the day that NOYB issued its 101 complaints, their latest blog post indicates more than 70 per cent of those complaints are yet to be concluded. The post highlights that after two landmark rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in 2015 and 2020, invalidating the Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield agreements and with that retroactively declaring EU-US data transfers illegal between the years 2000 and 2023, competent data protection authorities are still reluctant to act. 

Marco Blocher, a data protection lawyer at NOYB, said, ÔÇťAbout two thirds of all DPAs we filed with did not reach a single decision in three years. Some are even impossible to reach and provide no updates on the status of the complaints. It is absurd that in some member states, even such simple cases are not enforced."

Of the total 101 complaints, 73 cases are pending, while NOYB won nine cases, partially won a further three cases and lost one. To date, only one case has resulted in a fine.

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Max Schrems, noyb

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