German Federal Labor Court rules on the scope of the right to information under Art. 15 GDPR
In a legal dispute to be decided by the German Federal Labor Court, the court had the opportunity to rule on the highly controversial scope of the right to information under Art. 15 GDPR. Specifically, the issue was whether or to what extent Art. 15 GDPR grants a right to receive copies of e-mails.
A decision on the merits was not issued, however, because the court already considered the claim to be too vague and therefore dismissed it as inadmissible. Still, it can be assumed that employees will have to be much more specific in their requests in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR in the future – at least with regard to the problematic issue of copies of e-mails.