ECJ must clarify possible right of companies to sue for data protection

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) must clarify whether competitors may take companies to court over possible data protection violations. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe suspended two proceedings on Thursday to have the facts of the case examined in Luxembourg. The main issue is whether the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) precludes national regulations that grant competitors such a right of action in the event of assumed data protection violations.

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