The Irish Data Protection Commission is facing severe allegations for not imposing fines in a timely manner against Facebook and its subsidiaries including WhatsApp and Instagram over serious privacy violations.
The backlash came from NOYB, a Europe-based non-profit cybersecurity enforcement platform. The NOYB posted their criticism online and openly condemned the slow pace of the Irish authorities.
Interestingly, the post from NOYB was received on the second anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the EU. This allowed the European Commission to impose heavy fines on the three companies owned by Mark Zuckerberg but as of yet – no such regulation has been enforced.
According to the NOYB, secret meetings between the Irish authorities and Facebook were well underway as the two conjured up ways to bypass GDPR. It also indicates the slow pace of the Irish Data Protection Commission in enforcing the rules stated by the GDPR.
The NOYB notes that there have been over 10,000 complaints about privacy protocols of Facebook and its subsidiaries. However, the Ireland authorities have not yet take any action against the concerns. In response, the NOYB requests the EC and other authorities to take immediate action against Ireland.The group has also included all relevant documents and information to prove their accusation towards the Irish authority.