Data protection case law Court of Justice

Right to compensation and liability

7 pending referrals

Referral C-189/22 (Scalable Capital, 11 Mar 2022)


Referral C-182/22 (ED, 10 Mar 2022)


Referral C-741/21 (juris, 1 Dec 2021)


Referral C-687/21 (Saturn Electro, 16 Nov 2021)


Referral C-667/21 (Krankenversicherung Nordrhein, 8 Nov 2021)


Referral C-340/21 (Natsionalna agentsia za prihodite, 2 Jun 2021)


Referral C-300/21 (Österreichische Post, 12 May 2021)


1 preliminary ruling

Judgment of 7 May 2009, C-553/07 (Rijkeboer)

Article 12(a) of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data requires Member States to ensure a right of access to information on the recipients or categories of recipient of personal data and on the content of the data disclosed not only in respect of the present but also in respect of the past. It is for Member States to fix a time-limit for storage of that information and to provide for access to that information which constitutes a fair balance between, on the one hand, the interest of the data subject in protecting his privacy, in particular by way of his rights to object and to bring legal proceedings and, on the other, the burden which the obligation to store that information represents for the controller.Rules limiting the storage of information on the recipients or categories of recipient of personal data and on the content of the data disclosed to a period of one year and correspondingly limiting access to that information, while basic data is stored for a much longer period, do not constitute a fair balance of the interest and obligation at issue, unless it can be shown that longer storage of that information would constitute an excessive burden on the controller. It is, however, for national courts to make the determinations necessary.


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