Data Protection Commission not at fault for failing to investigate Google

28/08/2023 | The Irish Times

The High Court in Ireland has ruled that the Data Protection Commission (DPC) was not at fault for failing to fully investigate a complaint made by Dr Johnny Ryan, a senior fellow of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), about an alleged advertising practices data breach by Google. The complaint related to the company's processing of personal data and concerned Google's use of Real Time Bidding for targeting individuals for online advertising based on personal data. On Monday, Mr Justice Garrett Simons dismissed the action in a written judgment, ruling that the DPC was entitled to conduct its own inquiry into the alleged data breach before resuming its investigation into Dr Ryan's complaint.

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