The Future Of Personal Data Class Litigation Across Europe

By Mathilde Gerot and Simon Fitzpatrick (March 17, 2020, 5:49 PM EDT) -- 2020 could be one of the most active years on data protection issues in recent memory.

In the U.S., both American tech giants and financial services companies have settled class actions against them for hundreds of millions of dollars. Data protection legislation is being debated in legislatures and national parliaments across the globe.

In Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation provides comprehensive data protection regulations across the European Union, but 21 months after the GDPR's entry into force, we have yet to see the surge in class actions litigation like we have across the Atlantic. Why is that?

One explanation is that...

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