Is Irish Data Protection Commission blackmailing in Facebook complaint case?
Irish DPC demanded noyb to sign a “non-disclosure agreement” or remove noyb from Facebook procedure. Schrems: “The DPC engaged in procedural blackmail. Only if we shut up, the DPC would ‘grant’ us our legal right to be heard. This is a regulator clearly asking for a ‘quid pro quo’ to do its job, which likely constitutes bribery in Austria.” Facebook would especially benefit from the NDA, as new documents indicate that EU regulators may find Facebook’s “GDPR bypass” illegal — possibly declaring Facebook’s use of personal data since 2018 unlawful, with major implications for Facebook’s business model in Europe.”