European Data Protection Digest

Hawkes: DPC Might Need More Resources

PRIVACY LAW—EU & IRELAND

September 27, 2012

Ireland Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has said his office may require more staff and resources in light of pending EU privacy legislation, EUObserver reports. Hawkes reportedly told EU Justice and Home Commissioner Viviane Reding that data protection authorities will need additional resources to “carry out their broader European oversight responsibilities.” Hawkes also said, “This is a key issue for us due to the large number of multinational companies handling personal data that have substantial operations in Ireland.”
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