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Court of Justice rules on data protection implications of website plugins (Fashion ID v Verbraucherzentrale)

Published on: 31 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court of Justice rules on data protection implications of website plugins (Fashion ID v Verbraucherzentrale)
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Article summary

Information Law analysis: The Court of Justice has ruled that operators of websites who embed the Facebook ‘Like’ button on their websites are joint controllers for the purposes of certain operations involving the data of visitors to those websites. The ruling was given further to a case brought by a German consumer rights group against Fashion ID claiming that the fashion retailer breached local privacy law. The Court of Justice considered the case with reference to provisions in Directive 95/46/EC (the Data Protection Directive) but the court's findings remain pertinent to the interpretation of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) provisions. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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