Ireland to Appoint New Commissioners to Data Privacy Regulator

by cloudnewsmag

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish government on Wednesday said it will appoint two additional commissioners to Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, lead regulator in Europe for tech giants Alphabet Inc’s Google, Meta Platforms unit Facebook, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc).

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the appointments will support existing commissioner Helen Dixon and improve the commission’s ability to handle an increased workload and increasingly complex investigative requirements.

Dixon’s office has so far completed three investigations of multinationals under new EU privacy rules introduced in 2018, including hitting WhatsApp with a 225 million euro fine last year.

“We don’t think a three-headed organisation will improve some of the issues that we have talked about in terms of perception of speed,” she said.

(Reporting by Graham Fahy; Editing by David Gregorio)

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