Fines, Penalties and Damages for Data Protection Violations – GDPR Series, Part 2

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The European Parliament has most recently adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Part of this new data protection framework are dramatically increased sanctions for violations of data protection law. When the GDPR enters into force, the blunt sword for enforcing data protection requirements will suddenly turn razor sharp. Companies must then be prepared for fines amounting to millions of …

New Consumer Protection Organisations’ Cease and Desist Claims for Data Protection Infringements

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Data protection is consumer protection law – infringements may result in consumer protection organisations‘ claims for case and desist. While the requirements for a consumer protecting effect of data protection law has long been subject to debate, the legislator has now implemented a new Section 2 (2) No. 11 into the German Cease and Desist Claims Act (Unterlassungsklagen Gesetz – …