IP case law Court of Justice

All preliminary rulings (48)


Judgement of 2 Mar 2021, C-746/18 (Prokuratuur)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 11 - Freedom of expression and information
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 52 - Scope of guaranteed rights
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Application of certain general data protection provisions
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Traffic data
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Location data

of 11 Nov 2020, C-61/19 (Orange Romania)
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Consent
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Information to be provided in case of direct collection
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Accountability

Judgement of 6 Oct 2020, C-511/18 (La Quadrature du Net and others)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 11 - Freedom of expression and information
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 52 - Scope of guaranteed rights
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Application of certain general data protection provisions
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Traffic data
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Location data
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions

of 6 Oct 2020, C-623/17 (Privacy International)
E-privacy Directive > Material scope
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Application of certain general data protection provisions
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Traffic data
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Location data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 11 - Freedom of expression and information
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 52 - Scope of guaranteed rights

of 16 Jul 2020, C-311/18 (Facebook Ireland and Schrems)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - General
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption
General data protection law > Chapter V - International data transfer > General principle for transfers
General data protection law > Chapter V - International data transfer > Appropriate safeguards - EU Model Clauses
General data protection law > Chapter V - International data transfer > Adequacy decision
General data protection law > Chapter VI - Independent supervisory authorities > Powers
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 47 - Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial

of 9 Jul 2020, C-272/19 (Land Hessen)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Data Controller
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right of access

of 11 Dec 2019, C-708/18 (Asociatia de Proprietari bloc M5A-ScaraA)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legitimate interest
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Data minimisation
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - General

Judgement of 1 Oct 2019, C-673/17 (Planet49)
E-privacy Directive > Cookies
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Consent
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Information to be provided in case of direct collection

Judgement of 24 Sep 2019, C-507/17 (Google)
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to erasure
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Territorial Scope

Judgement of 24 Sep 2019, C-136/17 (GC and Others)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Data Controller
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Special categories of personal data
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to erasure
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to object
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 11 - Freedom of expression and information

Judgement of 29 Jul 2019, C-40/17 (Fashion ID)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Data Controller
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Joint controllers
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legitimate interest
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Consent
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Transparent information, communication and modalities for the exercise of the rights of the data subject
General data protection law > Chapter VIII - Remedies, liability and penalties > Representation of data subjects

Judgement of 14 Feb 2019, C-345/17 (Buivids)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - General
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Household exemption
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Processing
General data protection law > Chapter IX - Provisions relating to specific processing operations > Processing and freedom of expression and information

Judgement of 2 Oct 2018, C-207/16 (Ministerio Fiscal)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Confidentiality of electronic communications
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Data retention and access of national authorities
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - General
E-privacy Directive > Material scope
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Traffic data

Judgement of 10 Jul 2018, C-25/17 (Jehovan todistajat)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Filing System
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Data Controller
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Joint controllers
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Household exemption
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption

Judgement of 5 Jun 2018, C-210/16 (Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Data Controller
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Territorial Scope
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Main Establishment
General data protection law > Chapter VII - Cooperation and consistency
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Joint controllers

Judgement of 20 Dec 2017, C-434/16 (Peter Nowak v Data Protection Commissioner)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right of access
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to rectification
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Storage limitation
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Accuracy

of 27 Sep 2017, C-73/16 (Puškár)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 47 - Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Performance of a task of public interest or official authority
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Purpose limitation
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Data minimisation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Accuracy
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Storage limitation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Integrity and confidentiality
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption

Judgement of 4 May 2017, C-13/16 (Rīgas satiksme)
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legitimate interest
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data

Judgement of 15 Mar 2017, C-536/15 (Tele2 (Netherlands))
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Directories of subscribers

Judgement of 9 Mar 2017, C-398/15 (Manni)
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to erasure
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legal obligation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Performance of a task of public interest or official authority
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to object
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Storage limitation

Judgement of 21 Dec 2016, C-203/15 (Tele2 Sverige)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 11 - Freedom of expression and information
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 52 - Scope of guaranteed rights
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Traffic data
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Location data
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Confidentiality of electronic communications

Judgement of 19 Oct 2016, C-582/14 (Breyer)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legitimate interest
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption

Judgement of 28 Jul 2016, C-191/15 (Verein für Konsumenteninformation)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Territorial Scope

Judgement of 6 Oct 2015, C-362/14 (Schrems I)
General data protection law > Chapter V - International data transfer > Adequacy decision
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 47 - Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial

Judgement of 1 Oct 2015, C-230/14 (Weltimmo)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Territorial Scope
General data protection law > Chapter VI - Independent supervisory authorities > Competence
General data protection law > Chapter VII - Cooperation and consistency
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Processing

Judgement of 1 Oct 2015, C-201/14 (Bara and Others)
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Information to be provided in case of direct collection
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Information to be provided in case of indirect collection
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness, fairness and transparency

Judgement of 16 Apr 2015, C-446/12 (Willems and Others)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Purpose limitation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legal obligation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Performance of a task of public interest or official authority
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legitimate interest

Judgement of 11 Dec 2014, C-212/13 (Ryneš)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Processing
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Household exemption
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legitimate interest
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Information to be provided in case of indirect collection
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - General

Judgement of 17 Jul 2014, C-141/12 (YS and Others)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right of access
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Processing
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data

Judgement of 13 May 2014, C-131/12 (Google Spain and Google)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Processing
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Data Controller
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Territorial Scope
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to erasure
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to object
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Data minimisation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Storage limitation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legitimate interest
General data protection law > Chapter VI - Independent supervisory authorities > Powers
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Accuracy
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Main Establishment

Judgement of 8 Apr 2014, C-293/12 (Digital Rights Ireland and Seitlinger and Others)
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Traffic data
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Confidentiality of electronic communications
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 11 - Freedom of expression and information
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Data retention and access of national authorities
Data Retention Directive

Judgement of 12 Dec 2013, C-486/12 (X)
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right of access
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data

Judgement of 7 Nov 2013, C-473/12 (IPI)
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Information to be provided in case of direct collection
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Information to be provided in case of indirect collection
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions

Judgement of 17 Oct 2013, C-291/12 (Schwarz)
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Performance of a task of public interest or official authority
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Consent
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 52 - Scope of guaranteed rights
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Purpose limitation

Judgement of 30 May 2013, C-342/12 (Worten)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Purpose limitation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Data minimisation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legal obligation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Performance of a task of public interest or official authority
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Security of processing

Judgement of 22 Nov 2012, C-119/12 (Probst)
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Traffic data
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Data processor agreement
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Security of processing

Judgement of 19 Apr 2012, C-461/10 (Bonnier Audio and Others)
Data Retention Directive
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Data retention and access of national authorities

Judgement of 24 Nov 2011, C-70/10 (Scarlet Extended)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 11 - Freedom of expression and information
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Confidentiality of electronic communications

Judgement of 24 Nov 2011, C-468/10 (ASNEF)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legitimate interest

Judgement of 5 May 2011, C-543/09 (Deutsche Telekom)
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Directories of subscribers
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Consent

Judgement of 9 Nov 2010, C-92/09 (Volker und Markus Schecke and Eifert)
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Prior consultation
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Obligation to notify the supervisory authority
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Records of processing activities
General data protection law > Chapter IV - Controller and processor > Data protection officer

Judgement of 7 May 2009, C-553/07 (Rijkeboer)
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Storage limitation
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right of access
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to rectification
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to erasure
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to restriction of processing
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Notification obligation to recipients
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Right to object
General data protection law > Chapter VIII - Remedies, liability and penalties > Right to an effective judicial remedy against a controller or processor
General data protection law > Chapter VIII - Remedies, liability and penalties > Right to compensation and liability
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Information to be provided in case of direct collection
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Information to be provided in case of indirect collection

Judgement of 19 Feb 2009, C-557/07 (LSG-Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Leistungsschutzrechten)
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Data retention and access of national authorities
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Traffic data
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions

Judgement of 16 Dec 2008, C-524/06 (Huber)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Performance of a task of public interest or official authority

Judgement of 16 Dec 2008, C-73/07 (Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - General
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Household exemption
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions
General data protection law > Chapter IX - Provisions relating to specific processing operations > Processing and freedom of expression and information

Judgement of 29 Jan 2008, C-275/06 (Promusicae)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Processing
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Confidentiality of electronic communications
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Traffic data
E-privacy Directive > Electronic communications > Data retention and access of national authorities
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 47 - Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial

Judgement of 6 Nov 2003, C-101/01 (Bodil Lindqvist)
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - General
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Processing
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Household exemption
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Special categories of personal data
General data protection law > Chapter V - International data transfer > General principle for transfers
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 11 - Freedom of expression and information
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption

Judgement of 20 May 2003, C-465/00 (Österreichischer Rundfunk and Others)
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Data minimisation
General data protection law > Chapter II - Principles > Lawfulness - Legal obligation
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Definitions - Personal Data
General data protection law > Chapter III - Rights of the data subject > Restrictions
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 8 - Protection of personal data
Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > Article 7 - Respect for private and family life
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - General
General data protection law > Chapter I - General Provisions > Material Scope - Criminal offence and public security exemption

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