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Case Law T-194/04 (08/11/2007)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Court of first instance of the European Communities

Date: 11/08/2007

Subject: The Court of first instance ruled that the right of access to documents containing personal data must be guaranteed if communication of that data does not undermine the protection of the privacy and integrity of the person concerned. The Court annulled the Commission’s decision refusing to disclose the names of all participants at a meeting in the context of proceedings for failure to fulfil obligations.

Parties: The Bavarian Lager Co.Ltd c/ Commissione europea

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Art. 8 Personal data: fairly processing - Personal data: access - Citizens’ rights - Art. 42 Right to access documents of EU institutions

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Notices: Effectiveness of the Charter
The Court of first instance introduced the Charter of fundamental rights in the Legal background.