EU-Hof: consumentenbeschermings-verenigingen mogen representatieve vorderingen instellen tegen inbreuken op de bescherming van persoonsgegevens

An association representing consumer interests may bring a representative action against the alleged perpetrator of a personal data breach. A specific breach of a data subject's right to the protection of his or her personal data is not required to bring such a claim. In addition, such a claim can be brought independently of whether a data subject has given an order to do so. This is the EU Court's answer to questions from a German court.