Commission urges member states to allocate resources to DPAs

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"In July, the European Commission urged European countries to allocate sufficient human, financial and technical resources to national data protection authorities.

That's because the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation has placed an increased burden on already-stretched authorities. In its first published stock-taking exercise since the implementation of the GDPR, the commission said that “while most data protection authorities have benefited in the past year from increased resources, there still remain great differences between member states.”

The commission believes it is essential for authorities to be sufficiently provided for in order to ensure their “effective independence.”"

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