Portugal’s struggling data protection commission claims it is too broke to comply with GDPR, the controversial new EU regulation which comes into effect next week (May 25).

Indeed, it’s too broke even to pay salaries, says its president Filipa Galvão, who has been appealing for “an effective reinforcement of means” for over a year.

Galvão told MPs this week that once GDPR comes in her commission will be “practically obliged to close its doors” as it simply won’t be equipped to carry out imposed new duties.