Topic: Class certification

Special Report: EU representative actions – the future of data claims?

Could billion-euro claims fulfil activists’ hopes of deterring breaches of the GDPR and meet the public enforcement gap, or will procedural obstacles and funding issues kill off their cases?

12 September 2023

Fourth Circuit throws out Marriott data breach class certification

A US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit panel has remanded and vacated a district court’s class certification of Marriott customers whose personal data was breached by the hotel chain.

21 August 2023

Judge certifies class in Thomson Reuters data selling suit

A San Francisco federal judge has certified a class of Californians who claim Thomson Reuters’ CLEAR database collected and sold their personal information without their consent.

02 August 2023

Data Changemakers: Nani Jansen Reventlow

Digital Freedom Fund and Systemic Justice founder Nani Jansen Reventlow says NGOs need to deploy litigation, campaigning and advocacy to achieve their objectives.

14 July 2023

Antivirus provider faces Dutch privacy class action

A Dutch NGO has filed a class action lawsuit against antivirus software and browser provider Avast over the company’s alleged unlawful onward sale of data.

07 July 2023

Amazon faces first European privacy class action

A Dutch NGO has warned it will file a class action lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of over five million customers if the company does not agree to compensate them for unlawfully collecting and processing their data.

27 June 2023

Representative Actions Directive could help close public enforcement gap

Although questions on the assessment of damages, funding and its implementation remain open, consumer rights experts have said the Representative Actions Directive could provide individuals with a new avenue for redress.

26 May 2023

Meta $37.5 million settlement receives preliminary OK

A federal judge has preliminarily approved a Meta $37.5 million settlement after previously denying the motion over class payouts and other concerns.

28 April 2023

Kochava fights Idaho class action

Mobile data broker Kochava has argued that a class action following on from the Federal Trade Commission’s case against the company should be thrown out.

26 April 2023

Australian regulator causes data breach complaint confusion

Australia's data regulator has told a law firm that it will not investigate a representative complaint, causing confusion about its duties under national privacy rules.

18 April 2023

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