Is Ireland breaching EU rules by underfunding data regulator?
Ireland provided the Data Protection Commission with significantly less funding than it needs at a time when it is struggling to cope with the extra work it got landed with following the introduction of GDPR last year.
Not only does this put the Government potentially at risk by leaving the commission without proper resources, but it also could be against the law. Data protection consultant Daragh O’Brien of Irish company Castlebridge Associates certainly thinks so. He has filed a complaint to the European Commission, suggesting the State has probably breached its obligations under GDPR, the Law Enforcement Directive and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.