Judgments on the GDPR and national data protection law
Courts in the EU, and in particular the CJEU, repeatedly issue landmark judgments on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data protection law. We analyse these rulings and explain what they mean in practice.
The CJEU has cast doubt on the voluntary nature of consent on Facebook, allowing national competition regulators to investigate data protection breaches in certain circumstances.
Non-material damages, damages, and the materiality threshold – the CJEU issues a long-awaited ruling. But the legal certainty now provided could lead to large waves of lawsuits.
In future, employers in Germany must use a legal basis directly from the GDPR to process their employees’ personal data.
Controllers must name the specific recipients of personal data when answering right to access requests – unless one of the few exceptions applies.
Consumer associations can bring GDPR cases to court without demonstrating a specific violation of individual rights
The CJEU confirmed that national law may allow consumer associations to bring GDPR claims to court, even if they are not mandated by the data subjects and without demonstrating a specific violation of data subjects’ rights.
A German Higher Labour Court confirms claim for damages of EUR 2,000, due to prohibited transfer of personal data within the group of companies.
A website user receives EUR 100 in damages from a website operator for unlawful linking to #Google Fonts. Find out why this is a violation of the #GDPR provisions in our discussion of the ruling.
Recently, a number of important questions regarding the GDPR have been referred to the CJEU. We will give you an overview on the proceedings and their relevance for data protection practice.
What the verdict means for European companies, which alternatives are available and why it does not only affect data transfers to the U.S.
The legality of SCCs, the expected judgment of the CJEU and the impact on companies that process data in third countries.