The restaurant taking a High Court case against the Covid cert system will challenge the case on the grounds of “discrimination and major breach of EU privacy law (GDPR),” Gript has heard in an exclusive statement.
According to P.B. Cunningham & Company Solicitors, who will be representing Galway’s Il Viccolo restaraunt in court, “Our case is about challenging this self styled ‘health legislation’ on grounds of discrimination and a major breach of EU privacy law (GDPR).”
Arguing that the Covid cert legislation raises “serious concerns” about the processing of “sensitive” health data, the solicitors called on Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner, “to address the issues and to adequately protect the interests of data subjects.”
However, the restaurant claims that Dixon had not yet replied to correspondence asking for a comment on the legislation.
“We call on Ms. Dixon to address the issues without any further delay and to publicly make a statement about the lawfulness (and appropriateness) of the legislation under EU privacy law,” they concluded.
In a little over two weeks a GoFundMe for the challenge has raised €97,195 of the restaurants €120,000 goal.
A Galway restaurant has moved to take a High Court challenge against the domestic Covid cert on discrimination grounds, saying #NoVaccinePassportsAnywhere and raising almost €80k in less than a week.#gript #nphet #paulreid #taoiseach #tonyholohanhttps://t.co/4qceTxmQul
— gript (@griptmedia) October 28, 2021