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Case Law C-473/12 (07/11/2013)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 11/07/2013

Subject: The Court affirmed that Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data must be interpreted as meaning that Member States have no obligation, but have the option, to transpose into their national law one or more of the exceptions which it lays down to the obligation to inform data subjects of the processing of their personal data. Moreover, the Court clarified that the activity of a private detective acting for a professional body in order to investigate breaches of ethics of a regulated profession, in this case that of estate agent, is covered by the exception in Directive 95/46.

Parties: Institut professionnel des agents immobiliers (IPI)

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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