Irish DPC publishes its two-year regulatory report under GDPR

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published a two year Regulatory Activities report under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to assess the range of regulatory tasks over the period from 25 May 2018 to 25 May 2020. The report indicates that during this period,, the DPC received in excess of 40 000 e-mails, 36 000 phone calls and 8000 postal contacts; opened 15 025 cases in support of individuals’ rights; and concluded 80% of cases opened (so far). Since May 2018, the DPC has opened 24 cross-border inquiries and 53 national inquiries. In May 2020 the DPC issued its first fines under the GDPR, levying two separate fines against an Irish state agency.