Germany Says GDPR Could Collapse as Ireland Dallies on Big Fines

German regulators are becoming impatient with Ireland, which, after two years since the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has yet to issue a single fine for a breach against an American tech giant. Ulrich Kelber, Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, called the inaction “unbearable,” calling for a new European Union (EU) wide data authority to replace the “one-stop-shop” idea, which means companies should normally face enforcement where they’re headquartered, rather than have multiple countries bring cases on the same issue. Jon Baines, data protection advisor at law firm Mishcon de Reya, said the inaction is due to several reasons, including that the cases are complex and require working with authorities across Europe.

 

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