Pressure on DPAs to ensure success of GDPR cross-border proposal

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Plans to speed up General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) cases against the likes of Big Tech firms by improving cooperation among the European Union’s data regulators have been largely welcomed by experts.

In July, the European Commission issued its proposed GDPR Procedural Regulation to streamline and harmonize procedures between data protection authorities (DPAs) in cross-border cases.

The proposed regulation aims to facilitate early consensus building, reduce disagreements, and prevent the seemingly heavy reliance on the GDPR’s Article 65 dispute resolution mechanism to resolve cross-border cases, which requires the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)—the EU’s overarching data regulator—to step in.

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