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Case Law Joined cases C- 468/10 and C-469/10 (24/11/2011)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 11/24/2011

Subject: The Court affirmed that Article 7(f) of Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data must be interpreted as precluding national rules which, in the absence of the data subject’s consent, and in order to allow such processing of that data subject’s personal data as is necessary to pursue a legitimate interest of the data controller or of the third party or parties to whom those data are disclosed, require not only that the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject be respected, but also that the data should appear in public sources, thereby excluding, in a categorical and generalised way, any processing of data not appearing in such sources. The Court clarified that Article 7(f) of Directive 95/46 has direct effect.

Parties: Asociación Nacional de Establecimientos Financieros de Crédito e Federación de Comercio Electrónico y Marketing Directo

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 8 Personal data: fairly processing - Personal data: consent - Personal data: access - Personal data: rectification - Personal data: independent authority

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