The European Data Protection Board has met to discuss the impact of the new provisions regarding the cooperation mechanism among Member States, specifically with regard to cross-border cases introduced by the GDPR, which came into force on 25th May 2018,
During its second plenary meeting of 4th and 5th July in Brussels, the Member States shared their first experiences on the functioning of the so-called “One-Stop-Shop” mechanism, the performance of the Internal Market Information System (IMI) and the new challenges being faced by the authorities in answering questions and issues arising from the entry into force of the Regulation. In fact, the majority of national DPAs have reported a substantial increase in requests since 25th May 2018.
In particular the Board has been investigating more than 100 cross-border cases through binding decisions, in order to ensure the uniform application of the GDPR and to avoid the same case being treated differently by the various European jurisdictions.
The European Data Protection Board is an independent EU body which helps ensure that the data protection law is applied consistently across the European Union and works to promote effective cooperation between the EU’s Data Protection Authorities.
It is made up of representatives of the national data protection authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). The EDBP is established by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is based in Brussels.