C-Planet data breach: final deadline and update

20 September 2020

The collective action was announced in April. What’s happened since then?

We’ve been collecting signatures, compiling evidence, following the advice of our lawyers and advisors, and working with Noyb to develop our strategy.

Hundreds of people have signed up to join the action. Thank you! The first thing we had to do was make sure we have all the personal details we need, that we store them securely, and that everyone who signed up did suffer a breach of their personal data.

After that, we set about compiling all the evidence we’ve been able to collect in a formal and comprehensive way. It’s also important that, in our submissions, we explain the forsensic trail. This took a lot of time and effort and now we think we’re ready.

We think this case is important at a European level. Collecting data on your political opinion without your permission is wrong. Allowing that data to be leaked onto the Internet makes that even worse. We want to set a precedent for all of Europe, which is why we’ve teamed up with Noyb, a pan-European NGO that uses targeted and strategic litigation to strengthen your right to privacy.

What’s next?

The deadline for joining the collective action is now 1 October. It’s so soon because we’re getting ready to formally file the action and begin legal proceedings against C-Planet, along with Repubblika.

How do I find out whether I can join?

We’ve put together a simple guide that will show you how to find out whether your personal data was breached and if so, how to sign up and join the collective action.