General Data Protection Regulation
Question for written answer E-005637/2021
to the Commission
Chris MacManus (The Left)
Does the Commissioner share the concerns of the Irish Oireachtas’s Committee on Justice that ‘it is now more than five years since the GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] went in to effect, and more three years since it was applied’, that ‘citizens’ fundamental rights are in peril’ and that Ireland should urgently reform the Irish Data Protection Commission to apply the GDPR?
Has the Commission now gathered reliable and authoritative data on the number of outstanding ‘cross‑border’ GDPR cases (matters referred by other GDPR supervisory authorities or arising in Ireland itself) from the Irish Data Protection Commission, and on the number of individual cross‑border complaints referred to Ireland from other Member States that are outstanding?
If so, what are the numbers, and in addition, what percentage of both cross‑border cases and individual cross‑border complaints that were initiated in 2018 remain unresolved today?