Territorial scope in recent CJEU cases: Google v CNIL / Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook – Cathryn Hopkins

9 11 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) has handed down a few intermediary-related judgments since September alone, and two are considered below. Although one relates to the E-Commerce Directive (the “ECD”) and the other to the Data Protection Direction (the “DPD”)/GDPR, a comparison of the judgments shows an apparently inconsistent approach of the CJEU to the territorial reach of injunctions against internet intermediaries. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, CJEU: Breyer v Germany, Dynamic IP addresses will (very?) often be personal data and German Law is too restrictive – Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

30 10 2016

breyer-636x310In the case of C‑582/14 Breyer v Bundesrepublik Deutschland  the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has delivered another landmark judgment concerning the proper characterisation of IP addresses and the compatibility of German national law with Article 7(f) of the Data Protection Directive (DPD). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Note: Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner, The beginning of the end for safe harbour? – Lorna Woods

26 09 2015

schremsThe Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has delivered his non-binding legal opinion in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, a case brought by an Austrian citizen against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner concerning the transfer of Facebook data to US servers.  Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex, reports and comments on the opinion – and its potential implications. Read the rest of this entry »





Bringing Data Protection Home? The CJEU rules on data protection law and home CCTV – Lorna Woods

17 12 2014

cctvDoes EU data protection law apply to home CCTV cameras? The CJEU addressed that issue yesterday in the judgment in Case C-212/13 Ryneš v. Úřad pro ochranuosobníchúdajů. In its judgment, the Fourth Chamber of the Court agrees with the Advocate-General’s opinion (discussed here), although it avoids some of the difficult questions hinted at in that opinion. Read the rest of this entry »