Companies face greater risk as GDPR class actions emerge
In the past month three of the world’s largest tech firms have been hit with legal actions that could lead to billion-dollar damages suits for alleged violations of the GDPR.
Unusual for Europe, the complaints are led by a consumer rights group and a U.K. citizen rather than regulators. If the complainants win their cases, the companies involved could face eye-watering damages awards
Moreover, on June 22, EU institutions agreed on a new directive that will grant consumers in the bloc the right to sue collectively in cases of mass harm, ranging from air and passenger rights and financial services to tourism, energy, and telecommunications.