In January 2019 we filed complaints against eight streaming services for not responding properly to a simple access request. Exactly two and a half years later, the lack of GDPR compliance remains apparent: merely one of the eight complaints has been resolved. What happened to quick cross-border enforcement of the GDPR?
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"While the GDPR gives users the right to privacy, many relevant authorities seem to be unable to enforce these rights"

This is consistent with what I see all around:
make laws which give the *appearance* of protection, but don't give (proper) funding to actually enforce it.
Which in essence makes the law (nearly) meaningless.

@FreePietje, I'm not sure whether it is indeed lack of funding which causes these delays. My impression is that authorities are not _willing_ to enforce the rights of the citizens against the large companies.

@astronav @noybeu
Depends on what you mean by 'authorities' and it can also differ by country.

F.e. in .nl, the APG is tasked with enforcing various privacy laws. AFAICT they want to do it, but can't do it properly due to lack of funding.
The central gov is responsible for providing that funding, to enforce the laws they created, but didn't.
And I do think that's intentional.

So if 'authorities' are the former (APG), then I'm inclined to disagree. But agree when the latter (central gov)


@FreePietje, I was thinking mostly of the central (Irish) authorities who seem to be quite reluctant in that respect. There might aswell be some national authorities who behave similarly, but I agree, there definively are national authorities who are willing but apparently are restricted by international (European) agreements. @noybeu

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