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Mealey's Data Privacy - GDPR Does Not Bar Mercedes' Discovery Of EU Citizens' Data, Magistrate Rules

NEWARK, N.J. - The broad protection of European Union (EU) citizens' data provided by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not serve to prevent production of personal data deemed relevant to the claims in a lawsuit, a New Jersey federal magistrate judge ruled Jan. 30, affirming a special master's order directing Mercedes-Benz USA LLC to submit certain employee data in a class action over alleged environmental impact misrepresentation (In Re Mercedes-Benz Emissions Litigation, No. 2-16-cv-00881, D. N.J., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15967).
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