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Cooperation Data Privacy Stichting and Consumentbond

Data Privacy Stichting and Consumentenbond formalised their relationship and entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement in March 2020.

Data Privacy Stichting and Consumentenbond are working closely together in the interests of Facebook users who, during the relevant period, lived in the Netherlands while using Facebook and who have suffered damage, all in accordance with their respective articles of association and governance regime.

Data Privacy Stichting and Consumentenbond will endeavour to obtain adequate compensation for the aforementioned Facebook users either in an out-of-court settlement with the relevant Facebook entities or in proceedings before the District Court in Amsterdam.

Like Data Privacy Stichting (as detailed below), Consumentenbond has separately entered into an exclusive funding agreement with Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP.

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 counsels the Foundation on substantive law issues involving privacy intrusions in the Netherlands.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP finances the activities of the Foundation for the benefit of the Aggrieved Parties. In exchange, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP will collect a litigation funding fee of up to 18% of the net proceeds, plus expenses, all subject to Court approval, payable only if the Foundation obtains a recovery for Aggrieved Parties.