The Dutch Consumers’ Association (Consumentenbond) and the Foundation for the Protection of Privacy (FPPI) have sued digital giant

Seweryn Sasin
25.09.2023

According to information published by the Polish Press Agency (“PAP“), the Dutch consumer association Consumentenbond, together with the Privacy Protection Foundation, has filed on behalf of 82,000. Dutch lawsuit against Google[1]. Dutch NGOs have alleged that Google has committed large-scale violations of user privacy.

The digital giant’s violations are said to be related to the so-called “digital divisions. advertising auctions. According to a PAP release: ” Google sells advertising space on sites to advertisers. As a result, advertising messages are displayed to users visiting the site. The posting of these ads is fully automated thanks to cookies Google knows that people are looking for a washing machine or a new car, for example [2].

The Dutch association is demanding an end to Google’s violations and is seeking compensation of 750 euros per user.

It should be noted that Consumentenbond won its case against the Facebook platform. In March this year. A Dutch court ruled that Facebook in the period from April 1, 2010. By January 1, 2020. using users’ data for advertising purposes without their consent violated privacy laws[3].

The firm’s specialists will keep you updated on further momentous developments in the field of personal data protection.


[1] https://www.pap.pl/aktualnosci/ponad-80-tys-holendrow-chce-od-googlea-odszkodowania-za-naruszanie-prywatnosci, accessed online [18 .09.2023].

[2] https://www.rmf24.pl/ciekawostki/news-ponad-80-tys-holendrow-pozwalo-google-nie-zgadzaja-sie-na-gr,nId,7021035#crp_state=1,

[3] https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2023/09/13/dutch-groups-launch-major-privacy-lawsuit-against-google/?sh=8046861314cd accessed online [18 .09.2023].


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