A single supervisory authority should be making decisions around data protection to ensure a “one-stop-shop” mechanism.
According to an update
from the Council of the European Union, the majority of the member states agreed that one single supervisory authority should be competent for monitoring the activities of the controller or processor throughout the Union and taking the related decisions.
It also agreed that in important transnational cases, a “one-stop-shop” mechanism should be established in order to arrive at a single supervisory decision, which should be fast, ensure consistent application, provide legal certainty and reduce administrative burden.
The “one-stop-shop” principle includes the concept of processing personal data in more than one member state, and how one single supervisory authority should be competent for monitoring the activities of the controller or processor throughout the Union and making the related decisions.
The member states also agreed that further work should continue to achieve a single supervisory decision taken by the “main establishment” supervisory authority, while the exclusive jurisdiction of that authority might be limited to the exercise of certain powers.