188 Representation of data subjects with their authority: collective proceedings
188 Representation of data subjects with their authority: collective proceedings

(1)     The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for representative bodies to bring proceedings before a court or tribunal in England and Wales or Northern Ireland combining two or more relevant claims.

(2)     In this section, “relevant claim”, in relation to a representative body, means a claim in respect of a right of a data subject which the representative body is authorised to exercise on the data subject's behalf under Article 80(1) of the GDPR [UK GDPR] or section 187.

(3)     The power under subsection (1) includes power—

(a)     to make provision about the proceedings;

(b)     to confer functions on a person, including functions involving the exercise of a discretion;