At issue in the case before the Court of Justice was a 2015 legal action that Belgium’s data protection regulator brought against Facebook over cookies used to track users. Facebook argued that only its main regulator, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, had the authority to bring the case. Privacy activists and a European Parliament committee have criticized the Irish authority for being too slow to act on complaints. Goodwin Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity co-chair and Technology partner Boris Segalis describes the kind of pressure falling on the Irish commission’s enforcement work and on other European data authorities. Read the Bloomberg Law article here.
In The Press June 16, 2021