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France adopts class action regime for data protection infringement

France on November 19, 2016, has the enacted a law?giving a legal basis for class actions against both data controllers and processors if they breach French Data Protection Act.?Under new law class actions can be brought by several individuals in a similar position incur damages resulting from a data controller?s or data processor?s infringement.

The new class action right does not allow individuals to claim?financial compensation, however,?they?may?seek for?injunctive relief.

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