C029-28 Grupa Interia.pl

Data Transfers
Case project
Grupa Interia.pl
Case status
Pending (3 - 4 years)
Filed: (3 years 11 months ago)

This is one of noyb 101 complaints which were filed after the "Schrems II" judgement in Summer 2020. The judgement invalidated the EU-US data transfer mechanism "Privacy Shield". The cases were generated based on implemented Google Analytics or Facebook tracking code on websites by EU providers, which leads to unlawful data transfers to the United States.

Date Summary
noyb sends a proxy to get access to the case files in Warsaw
Polish DPA replies that the complaints are still being investigated

Polish DPA replied that the topic of the complaints is very complex and that the DPA is working with other DPAs from the taskforce. After the decision is made it will be immediately delivered to the parties.

noyb asks the Polish DPA for an update
Polish DPA decision on request to electronic access to documents

DPA dismissed the request for electronic access to documents justifying it by the fact that the legal provision Art. 73(3) of the Polish administrative procedure act does not impose an olbigation but only creates a possibility for the authority to share documents electrnocially. Since the case is mainly processed in paper form and currently accounts to over 520 pages of evidence, the DPA refuses to transofrm the documentation into the electronic form because that would be too burdensome considering that the DPA does not have sufficient resources to do that (eg insufficient number of scanners). We decided not to appeal this decision and wait until the DPA sends a notification about evidence in a case filed by Romain (C029-29).

noyb sends a request to get access to the case files electronically

noyb sent a request to get access to the docs electronically.

Polish DPA informed they are ready to issue a decision

Polish DPA informed they are ready to issue a decision and that the complainant has time until 11.03.2022 (7 days from the receipt of the letter, which was received on 04.03.2022) to make a statement on the evidence gathered in the case. The complainant c

Polish DPA states that they continue to work with the other authorities

Polish DPA states that they "continue to work with the other authorities" and will inform about the outcome of the investigation in a separate letter. No updates since August 2021.

noyb sends follow up request

noyb sends follow-up request via the ePuaP system (Electronic Platform of Public Administration Services).

Polish DPA confirmed that they have started the investigation

Polish DPA confirmed that they have started the investigation into the complaint. With regard to the LSA, they are currently waiting for other DPAs involved in 101 complaints & EDPB to clarify this. With regard to evidence, they say they had contacted the controller.