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Avis sees Austrian consumer group's GDPR dispute over contract terms land at EU court

By Matthew Newman
  • 06 Apr 2021 11:10
  • 27 Apr 2021 07:13
EU judges have been asked for a second time whether consumer-protection associations can pursue companies for alleged breaches of EU data protection rules on behalf of users by citing violations of a company’s general terms and conditions.

The Association for Consumer Information claims that a clause in the general contract terms and conditions

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Matthew Newman

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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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