German Federal Court of Justice questions the CJEU on article 80

The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH)  asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) whether consumer protection associations are allowed to make claims about violations of the GDPR as per its article 80(1). 

The BGH asks the CJEU for clarification on the matter because Articles 80(1) and 80(2) of the GDPR provide that data subjects have the right to mandate a not-for-profit body to lodge the complaint on their behalf, and highlights that it is contested in the jurisprudence and literature whether the provision has an exhaustive character or whether associations are nevertheless allowed to have standing, even when there is no express mandate given by the data subject.

The press release is only available in German, here.  

Source: OneTrust

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