The General Data Protection Regulation was supposed to ensure a uniform level of protection and enforcement of data privacy, but the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in the Republic of Ireland in particular has been the subject of repeated criticism. This is because the supervisory authority is responsible for the European offshoots of digital giants such as Google and Facebook. But the Irish supervisory authority is regularly regarded as particularly reticent when it comes to enforcing European legal requirements. However, EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders currently sees no legal means of forcing Ireland to adopt a stricter data protection policy.
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