Following action by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), the European Commission will start regularly checking the progress of all “large-scale” GDPR cases across the EU.

ICCL has previously criticised the lack of GDPR enforcement against Big Tech, and the European Commission’s failure to monitor how the GDPR is applied.

The European Commission has now committed to examining every large-scale GDPR case, everywhere in Europe. It will measure how long each procedural step in a case is taking, and what the relevant data protection authorities are doing to progress the case. The Commission will do this six times per year.