Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 118 (Dec)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (Second Chamber)

Judges Ilesic (Rapporteur and President of the Chamber), Rosas, Toader, Prechal and Jarasiunas

Judgment Dates: 20 December 2017


European Union - Data protection - Processing and free movement of personal data

The Case

European Union Data protection. Article2(a) of should be interpreted as meaning that, in circumstances such as those of the main proceedings, the written answers submitted by a candidate at a professional examination and any comments made by an examiner with respect to those answers constituted personal data, within the meaning of that provision. The Court of Justice of the European Union so held in proceedings between the applicant and the Data Protection Commissioner (Ireland) concerning the latter's refusal to give the applicant access to a corrected script of an examination at which he had been a candidate, on the ground that the information contained therein did not constitute personal data.

Practice Areas

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