On 1 and 2 July 2021, the ERA Institute organised a conference on Collective Redress in the European Union, primarily focused on the recently introduced Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative consumers actions (RAD). A variegated panel of experts, including professionals from academia, practitioners, representatives of consumers associations and the European Commission, discussed the issues raised by this directive. In this blogpost, Sofia Caruso selected a few interesting topics: ad hoc entities, opt-in v. opt-out and funding rules.
The entry into force of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – and, in particular, of its Article 80 – created a new playing field where collective redress actions may take place. Still, the present post shows that the intertwinement of collective redress and the data protection field generates several legal difficulties, which need to be addressed. The recent class actions started in France offer a striking illustration. Continue reading “Dancing Cheek to Cheek: Collective Redress & Data Protection”