Silicon Valley’s Top Privacy Cop Rejects Claims She’s Too Lax

Nov. 18, 2021, 2:14 PM

Silicon Valley’s top privacy watchdog in Europe rejected claims she is too lax on tech giants amid comments from one of the architects of the region’s landmark data-protection law bemoaning failures to enforce the rules.

“People who say it’s all very simple, I don’t think that’s true, unfortunately,” Helen Dixon, Ireland’s data protection commissioner, said in an interview with Bloomberg. Dixon, who oversees the swathes of U.S. firms with European Union bases in Ireland, said no one “knows a perfect solution” to regulation, “particularly as concerns the big platforms.”

The bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect in 2018, ...

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