NOYB files complaint with Irish High Court over DPC's enforcement of Meta

20/06/2023 | The Irish Times

Austrian privacy group NOYB has filed a complaint with the High Court in Ireland over claims that as the lead supervisory authority for Meta, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) failed to carry out its investigation into the company within a reasonable time frame. 

NOYB is calling for the High Court to act after a lengthy dispute resolution process with the European Data Protection Board under Article 65 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which led to Meta receiving a record €1.2 billion fine and an order to suspend the future transfer of user data to the US. 

The Irish Times writes, "notwithstanding the DPC’s delivery of decisions on the complaints, it has 'wholly failed' to consider the effects of the reversal of its position and its obligation to investigate discrete processing actions complained of." 

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