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Calls for EU-wide Data Regulator Grow Louder

Global Data Review

05 Feb 2020

MoFo's Lokke Moerel talks to Robert Hart about the one-stop-shop in his article, Calls for EU-wide data regulator grow louder.

More regulators have joined calls for a EU-wide data watchdog to replace the one-stop-shop mechanism, while one lawyer has argued there would be “no downsides” to the creation of such an authority. 

German newspaper Handelsblatt reported last week that the country’s federal data protection commissioner, Ulrich Kelber, labelled the Irish watchdog’s regulation of big tech “unbearable,” lamenting the lack of major enforcement actions since the GDPR came into force nearly two years ago. 

The one-stop-shop mechanism of the GDPR means Ireland’s watchdog is responsible for overseeing many of the tech industry’s biggest players, including Google and Facebook.

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