GDPR: Ireland's "weak link" heightens tension among regulators

GDPR: Ireland’s “weak link” heightens tension among regulators

STORY – Three years after the entry into force of the European regulation on personal data, no really major sanction has been pronounced against a Gafa.

On May 25, 2018, the European regulation on personal data (GDPR) came into force, which governs its use within the Union. It gives regulatory authorities in the 27 Member States the power to impose fines of up to 4% of their worldwide turnover (or 20 million euros) on companies that violate these rules. After having given everyone time to comply with this new regulatory framework, the time had to come for sanctions for serious or repeated abuses.

Alas, since that date, no significant sanction has been pronounced against one of the Gafa, despite the numerous investigations and procedures launched. for a lack of information to users of its services, in particular for the purpose of targeted advertising.

All eyes quickly turned to the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC). Because in addition to being the policeman…