IP case law Court of Justice

Referral C-621/22 (Koninklijke Nederlandse Lawn Tennisbond, 29 Sep 2022)

1. How should the District Court interpret the term ‘legitimate interest’?

2. Should the term be interpreted as the respondent interprets it? Are these interests which exclusively pertain to the law, constitute law, are enshrined in a law?


3. Can any interest be a legitimate interest, provided that interest is not in breach of the law? More specifically: should a purely commercial interest, such as the interest at issue here, the provision of personal data in return for payment without the consent of the data subject concerned, be regarded as a legitimate interest under certain circumstances? If so, what circumstances determine whether a purely commercial interest is a legitimate interest?

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