The farce that is administrative/political governance in Ireland continues with the latest episode surrounding the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC).
When Austrian law student Max Schrems first made his complaint to the DPC regarding the transfer of data by US companies to data centres outside the EU he was arrogantly dismissed as being vexatious and frivolous.
But the European Court of Justice thought otherwise and ruled that the practice was invalid.
Now the High Court has quashed the DPCs decision and ordered her to conduct an (real) inquiry into the matter.
The DPC has now pledged to the court that it will investigate the original complaint as quickly as possible.
Max Schrems will not be holding his breath on that promise. He was (rightly) contemptuous of the DPC today over the fact they she took three years to deal with his initial complaint.