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Claims for damages under the GDPR in the Netherlands

By
Eliëtte Vaal
on
October 1, 2019

Eliëtte Vaal wrote an article posing the question whether a judgement of the court of Amsterdam of September 2019 opens the door for class actions based on GDPR infringement in the Netherlands. 

In September 2019, in a civil law case, the court of Amsterdam granted an amount of EUR 250 to an individual as a compensation for immaterial damages suffered due to breach with the GDPR (read the judgement here). This was the second time that an individual was granted a compensation in a civil law case for immaterial damages suffered due to a breach with data protection rights in the Netherlands. Eliëtte Vaal wrote an article posing the question whether the judgement opens the door for class actions based on GDPR infringement in the Netherlands.