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Court of Justice rules on treatment of special category and offence data in de-referencing requests (GC and others v Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL))

Court of Justice rules on treatment of special category and offence data in de-referencing requests (GC and others v Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL))
Published on: 25 September 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court of Justice rules on treatment of special category and offence data in de-referencing requests (GC and others v Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL))
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Article summary

Information Law analysis: The Court of Justice has ruled on various matters relating to the actions internet search engine operators (such as Google) are required to take when considering requests to remove links to information in search results under Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 that has now superseded that Directive. In particular, the court considered situations where the linked information related to special categories of personal data or offences. Among other things, the judgment confirms that prohibitions on processing certain categories of sensitive personal data apply to operators of search engines and that a balance must be struck between the fundamental rights of the person requesting the links be removed and those of internet users potentially interested in that information. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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