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Questions of compensation for ‘non-material' GDPR damage land at EU's highest court

By Matthew Newman
  • 18 Jan 2022 12:10
  • 18 Jan 2022 12:35
When exactly can compensation be claimed for “non-material damage” for violations of EU data protection rules?
The increasingly vexed question has now come before EU judges in the context of disputes over a data breach at an electronics appliance store in Germany and the disclosure of a health report by

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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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