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EU: Irish High Court grants leave to NOYB to challenge DPC

The None of your business–European Center for Digital Rights ('NOYB') announced, on 6 July 2020, that the Irish High Court had issued a decision ('the Decision') on the same day, granting NOYB leave to challenge the Irish Data Protection Commission ('DPC') over the slow processing of complaints against WhatsApp and Instagram. In particular, NOYB stated that it had issued complaints under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR') on 25 May 2018 on behalf of individuals, which had been forwarded by European supervisory authorities to the DPC for reasons of competence. Furthermore, NOYB claimed that after two years of processing, the DPC has only performed the first of the six steps procedure and that the cooperation with other supervisory authorities has been inadequate. Moreover, NOYB highlighted that the review will not delay the procedure further but will be carried out in parallel to the cases before the DPC.

You can read the press release here and the Decision here