Effective procedure – no deadline for deciding on the admissibility of a complaint
Article(s) involved (national, EU, or other): Article 77, 80 GDPR
Some SAs do not confirm within a reasonable time whether the complaint filed by an not-for-profit organisation under Article 80 GDPR is admissible.
For example, some SAs inform the complainant/his or her representative more than one year after the complaint has been filed that (i) some formal or substantial requirements are not met, (ii) that the alleged violation has stopped, (iii) that the representation agreement is not valid or (iv) that they do not consider themselves competent.
The drat regulation should specify that the SA should immediatelyacknowledge receipt of the complaint, and must render a decision on the admissibility of the complaint within a period of maximum 3 months.