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Comment: GDPR damages claims are easier after EU court ruling, but don't expect a flood

By Matthew Newman
  • 04 May 2023 17:44
  • 04 May 2023 17:44
Europe's courts are unlikely to be flooded with new compensation claims stemming from violations of the EU’s landmark data protection law after the bloc’s top judges today left it for them to judge the “seriousness” of damage.
The EU Court of Justice was asked by Austria’s Supreme Court whether the

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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