Ryanair denies ‘hiding behind the GDPR’ in a US lawsuit

According to the Independent, the airline company Ryanair is accused of trying to hide behind the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which would prevent the company to disclose “vital information” in a US class action lawsuit. According to the plaintiffs, Ryanair “claims that the European Union’s GDPR requires that employee names and other professional contact information be redacted from discovery material to protect the privacy interests of its EU citizens.” The lawyers of Ryanair denounced the plaintiffs were seeking a “categorical ruling” from the court that the defendants should not be given any opportunity to comply with applicable foreign data privacy laws.