More than four years have passed since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR also introduced a basis for affected persons to claim compensation for material/immaterial damage for data protection violations. Our panel from Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Austria will look at how courts within Europe have been dealing with the new rules and damage claims. Could there be potential for mass claims and/or class actions? We’ll discuss:
- Legal basics of compensation claims relating to data protection law violations.
- Developments in legal services markets: mass claim service providers at the gates?
- How courts in Germany, UK, Italy and Austria deal with respective damages claims, especially the potential of mass claims/class actions in this context.
- Corporate defense options against potential mass actions.
Learn more about the newest developments - potential threats as well as defence possibilities.
Andreas is Partner and joined Deloitte Legal in 2000. Andreas specializes in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions and advises internationally operating mid-size companies and multinational groups of companies. His main fields of advice include cross-border sales and acquisitions of companies, restructuring and reorganization of groups of companies. Andreas has worked closely with many multinational groups in structuring their German and European operations. He advised on a huge number of cross-border corporate structuring projects and has a profound experience in legal project management and in IP migration projects. Andreas is heading the Japan Desk of Deloitte Legal in Germany. He is member of Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung, Deutsch-Japanischer Wirtschaftskreis as well as Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung. Andreas is admitted to the bar in Germany. He studied at the University of Cologne and rendered his legal clerkship in Aachen. He speaks German and English. Office: Frankfurt
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