Urgency Procedure

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, in exceptional cases where there is an urgent need to protection individuals’ rights and freedoms, a supervisory authority can bypass the cooperation procedures and consistency mechanism (see Conistency Mechanism) to adopt provisional measures in its country, after which it should notify other regulators who have an interest in the matter, the Commission and the European Data Protection Board. The supervisory authority can apply to the EDPB for an urgent opinion or decision where it feels that final measures are needed, and any regulator can apply for an urgent opinion or decision where it feels that another regulator has failed to take appropriate action in a case of urgency.

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