Germany's Federal Commissioner for Data Protection Ulrich Kelber criticized Ireland's Data Protection Commission for “unbearable” inaction in dealing with large tech groups and called for a new EU authority, Handelsblatt reports. Since the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018, there hasn't been "a draft decision on major cases such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Microsoft," Kelber said. He argued for a system like a European data protection agency that "can delegate large, cross-border cases with a three-quarters majority." Meanwhile, European luxury brands are calling for tougher rules on issues like data protection and counterfeiting for online retail giants like Amazon. (Original article is in German.)
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