On Friday 22 November 2019, a celebration in honour of Paul Lemmens’ emeritus status was held, in the company of many of his friends and colleagues. For this occasion, a number of them wrote a contribution for the wonderful Liber amicorum Paul Lemmens. In this blog series we draw attention to several contributions in this book. This post constitutes a warning from the social field on the practical consequences of theoretical human rights frameworks, authored by dr. Nathalie Van Leuven.
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”