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Case Law C-28/08 P (29/06/2010)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 06/29/2010

Subject: The Court The Court of Justice defines the scope of the protection of personal data in the context of access to documents of the Union institutions. Where a request seeks to obtain access to documents including personal data, the recipient of personal data has to establish the need for their disclosure; however, the data subject has the right to object, on compelling legitimate grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of data relating to him or her.

Parties: Commissione c/ The Bavarian Lager Co. Ltd

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 8 Personal data: fairly processing - Personal data: consent - Personal data: access - Personal data: rectification - Personal data: independent authority - Citizens’ rights - Art. 42 Right to access documents of EU institutions

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