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PNR Agreements between Fundamental Rights and National Security

On July 26, 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued Opinion 1/15 (the Opinion of the Advocate General on this case had been discussed previously in this blog, part I and part II) pursuant to Article 218(11) TFEU on the draft agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU) dealing with the Transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data from the EU to Canada.

Source: PNR Agreements between Fundamental Rights and National Security: Opinion 1/15 | European Law Blog

Jehovah′s Witness note-taking challenged at EU′s top court

Notes on door-to-door visits made by members of Jehovah’s Witnesses breach EU data privacy law, according to the advocate general of the EU’s top court. His finding backs the view of Finland’s data protection commission.

Source: Jehovah′s Witness note-taking challenged at EU′s top court | News | DW | 01.02.2018

Court of Justice Dismisses Privacy Class Action Against Facebook but Allows Max Schrems to Sue in Austria

In yet another round of Schrems versus Facebook, on January 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that privacy activist Max Schrems is a consumer with regard to his Facebook profile despite his advocacy activities.

Source: Court of Justice Dismisses Privacy Class Action Against Facebook but Allows Max Schrems to Sue in Austria

Failed exam candidate gets right to written paper in ECJ ruling

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a written exam paper amounts to personal data and can be accessed by its author. The judgment is the culmination of a legal process lasting more than eight years in which an accountancy student sought a copy of his exam script after failing the test on a number of occasions.

Source: Failed exam candidate gets right to written paper in ECJ ruling

Right to be forgotten and global delisting: some news from Spain

In a recent ruling, the Spanish Audiencia Nacional – the high court that referred the Google Spain case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) – has somehow expressed opposition against imposing global delisting obligations on search engines.

Source: Right to be forgotten and global delisting: some news from Spain | Center for Internet and Society

Advocate General Rejects Facebook’s Claim of Sole Irish Jurisdiction in EU

On October 24, 2017, an opinion issued by the EU’s Advocate General Bot rejected Facebook’s assertion that its EU data processing activities fall solely under the jurisdiction of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. The non-binding opinion was issued in relation to the CJEU case C-210/16, under which the German courts sought to clarify whether the data protection authority (“DPA”) in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein could take action against Facebook with respect to its use of web tracking technologies on a German education provider’s fan page without first providing notice.

Source: Advocate General Rejects Facebook’s Claim of Sole Irish Jurisdiction in EU

Facebook Risks EU-Wide Privacy Fights After Setback at Top Court

Facebook could be in the firing line of data privacy regulators across the European Union if the bloc’s top court follows the opinion of an adviser who said the social media giant may be policed by authorities in the country where users are based.

Source: Facebook Risks EU-Wide Privacy Fights After Setback at Top Court – Bloomberg

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