Supervisory Board Members
The Data Privacy Stichting enjoys the support of Consumentenbond, the oldest and largest organization in the Netherlands that stands up for the interests of consumers. Safeguarding consumers’ right to privacy is a high priority on Consumentenbond’s agenda.
The Foundation and Consumentenbond entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement in 2020. Data Privacy Stichting and Consumentenbond are working closely together in both (two) actions against Meta. They are making efforts to obtain adequate compensation for Facebook and/or Instagram users.
Lemstra Van der Korst N.V. counsels the Foundation on various legal matters, including, but not limited to: (i) entering into discussions with, and possibly preparing litigation against, entities that have committed a Privacy Intrusion (as defined in the Foundation’s articles of association); (ii) possibly entering into settlement discussions with such entities, and; (iii) possibly following up such discussions with WCAM (collective settlement) proceedings.
Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V. acts as the Foundation’s counsel, advising on substantive legal issues concerning privacy violations in the Netherlands.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a leading U.S. law firm that funds the Foundation’s activities in favour of the Aggrieved Parties. Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP bears the full financial risk of both actions, but does not determine the Foundation’s policy or course of action. The Board of the Foundation operate independently from the funder. In addition to financial support, the funder may also assist with other work streams, such as operational support for the website and (if requested) knowledge sharing. In exchange for its services, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP will be eligible to receive a litigation funding fee up to 18% of the net proceeds, plus expenses. All of this is subject to Court approval only if the Foundation obtains compensation for the Aggrieved Parties. If no compensation is obtained, no payment is due to Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP.