The New York Times profiles Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon as her office prepares for new enforcement powers under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. With Ireland hosting the European headquarters of companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google, Dixon’s office will be playing a big role when the GDPR goes into effect. While she has been able to increase her staff from 30 to 140 — which could go up to 200 if budget increases are approved — Dixon’s office is still fighting an uphill battle. “We need the funding and resources commensurate with the level of importance,” Dixon said. “This office would suggest it should be far more highly resourced.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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