The EU General Data Protection Regulation ushered in an enhanced private right of action for violations of the law, both for material or non-material damage.
Plaintiffs can sue for compensation based on the damage suffered. Attorneys say there’s now a significant uptick in cases brought alleging such a grievance has occurred, often as a “follow-on” to data protection authorities’ investigations. And depending on any given judge’s sympathy for plaintiffs alleging data misuse, as well as how sizable the class is, the cost to organizations could be significant.
Full article: GDPR ushers in civil litigation claims across the EU