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Consumer groups now directly contacting European courts for swift action in regard to GDPR complaints

Consumers, who are looking for quick and swift actions are increasingly turning to Europe’s court system for results by skipping regulators.

We would like to draw your attention to a recent article in Politico regarding GDPR related fines.

Consumers, who are looking for quick and swift actions are increasingly turning to Europe’s court system for results by skipping regulators.

Groups and individuals are now taking class action and individual cases of GDPR violations directly to the CJEU (European Court of Justice) as it bypasses the regional data protection authorities, speeds up the process and provides financial retribution directly to the individual or groups. This is not usually seen in Europe, but it is now happening on a large-scale basis. This is a direct result of individuals and groups getting frustrated by the lack of progress by DPA’s in pursuing violations and fines.

“Given the delays, this is certainly worth a go” — Michael Veale, British computer scientist and privacy campaigner.

The EU is also finalising a new law called the Collective Redress Directive, which will boost the ability of consumers to bring data protection claims to court.

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