Court: Court of Justice of the European Union

More damages clarifications sent to ECJ

Germany’s highest civil court has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify multiple questions on the interpretation of GDPR non-material damages.

26 September 2023

Special Report: EU representative actions – the future of data claims?

Could billion-euro claims fulfil activists’ hopes of deterring breaches of the GDPR and meet the public enforcement gap, or will procedural obstacles and funding issues kill off their cases?

12 September 2023

Legitimate interest lessons in the Meta GDPR/antitrust judgment

Practitioners say the European Court of Justice’s restriction of the availability of legitimate interest for personalised advertising may not affect certain types of advertising – although alternatives may prove more workable.

05 July 2023

Belgian law enforcement directive transposition unlawful, ECJ told

A European Court of Justice lawyer has concluded that Belgium’s transposition of the law enforcement directive is inadequate, as it prevents data subjects from challenging the decisions of police regulators charged with exercising their data rights.

16 June 2023

ECJ urged to send Kočner data protection case back to General Court

A European Court of Justice advocate general has said the General Court should reopen a case brought by a Slovak convicted fraudster – but only to rule on whether Europol can be jointly liable with EU countries for damages resulting from unlawful data processing they carried out.

15 June 2023

ECJ confirms access rights scope

Controllers only need to provide data subjects with entire documents or databases under GDPR access rights if doing so is necessary for them to exercise their rights, the European Court of Justice has held.

05 May 2023

ECJ clarifies accountability

A failure to complete records of processing activities and joint controllership arrangements does not mean data processing is unlawful, the European Court of Justice has held.

04 May 2023

German fines require negligent conduct, says ECJ adviser

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has said German regulators do not have to identify responsible individuals in order to fine companies – but said penalties can only be issued if companies acted intentionally or negligently.

27 April 2023

Data retention questions to be answered by ECJ’s full court

In the first privacy matter to reach the highest instance at the European Court of Justice, a controversial data retention case is scheduled to be heard by the Full Court.

24 April 2023

WhatsApp’s €225 million ECJ appeal arguments emerge

WhatsApp said the EU General Court’s dismissal of its appeal against a European Data Protection Board decision was “erroneous”.

03 April 2023

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