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Germany: First court decision on claims for immaterial damages under GDPR

The Local Court ( Amtsgericht ) Diez (in a final decision dated 7 November 18, case number 8 C 130/18) was the first German court – and as far as we know the first court EU-wide – to decide on a claim for immaterial damages under Art. 82 (1) GDPR.

On 25 May 2018, the plaintiff received an email from the defendant requesting his consent to an email newsletter. In Germany, this is considered spam and also a GDPR violation. The plaintiff claimed compensation for immaterial damages to the amount of € 500.00 from the defendant pursuant to Art. 82 (1) GDPR.

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