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Facebook’s ‘Kafkaesque’ Privacy Watchdog Set for Court Clash (1)

July 6, 2020, 7:36 PM

The Irish data privacy watchdog is set for a court fight with a group of campaigners who accuse the regulator of dragging its feet in probes targeting U.S. tech giants such as Facebook Inc.

The Irish Data Protection Commission, the main European Union watchdog for some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies, has been “excessively slow,” according to Noyb, the group created by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems.

Its procedure “is Kafkaesque and seems to be almost designed to delay user complaints for years and thereby protect U.S. multinationals that are headquartered in Ireland,” Noyb said. “We are happy that the...

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