ECJ allows nat'l regulators to act against privacy violations

Tuesday, 15. June 2021 09:50

The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that national privacy regulators can act against violations even if they are not lead regulators under certain conditions.

"Under certain conditions, a national supervisory authority may exercise its power to bring any alleged infringement of the GDPR before a court of a member state, even though that authority is not the lead supervisory authority with regard to that processing," the court noted.

The latest ruling follows the decision made by a Belgian court in February 2018 that Facebook must stop breaking the country's privacy laws when it comes to collecting user data or face a fine of up to €100 million. Facebook disputed the ruling at the time which consequently led to the ECJ.

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