Data Protection and FOI: ECJ’s Balancing Act

In the Bavarian Lager case, the Court of Justice had to consider the scope of the protection of personal data in the context of claims to gain access to documents of EU institutions

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Google Wins in Viacom/YouTube Dispute

The judge in the long-running dispute between Viacom and You Tube (now a Google company) has granted Google’s application for summary judgment

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EDPS Opinion on EU/USA Banking Data Sharing

The European Data Protection Supervisor has published his Opinion on the draft agreement for the sharing of financial messaging, officially the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP II)

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Transparency and Publication of Personal Data

There is a newly published Advocate General Opinion on the publication of personal data in a case which may have real relevance to the new UK government’s moves to open up public information

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