The newly formed Irish Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) released its first annual report, highlighting and summarizing its work implementing and enforcing GDPR. Among other things, the DPC reported the following numbers for 2018:
- 1,928: complaints the DPC received under the GDPR.
- 3,542: data breaches reported to the DPC (38 concerning “multinational technology companies”).
- 900: organizations that notified the DPC of the appointment of a data protection officer.
- 15: the number of open statutory inquiries the DPC has against “multinational technology companies.”