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Data Protection Leader
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Volume: 14 Issue: 7
(July 2017)

Keywords:
third parties disclosure litigation personal data legitimate interest

Authors:
francis aldhouse

Organisations:
bird & bird

Jurisdictions:
eu

EU: The Latvian taxi case: common sense in practice?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU') issued, on 4 May 2017, its ruling in Valsts policijas Rigas regiona parvaldes Kartibas policijas parvalde v. Rigas pašvaldibas SIA ‘Rigas satiksme’ (C 13/16), on the interpretation of Article 7(f) of the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) (‘the Directive’), which held that this must be interpreted as not imposing the obligation to disclose personal data to a third party in order to enable him to bring an action for damages before a civil court for harm caused by the person concerned by the protection of that data, but that Article 7(f) of the Directive does also not preclude such disclosure on the basis of national law. Francis Aldhouse, Consultant at Bird & Bird, provides his thoughts on the judgement and an examination of the conclusions made by the CJEU as well as the Advocate-General.

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