CJEU dismisses Meta's action against EU Commission's request for documents

24/05/2023 | CJEU

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) dismissed an action (Case T-451/20) by Meta Platforms Ireland against the European Commission's 2020 request to disclose documents identified by search terms. The CJEU found that the request was necessary and that the virtual data room established by the Commission provided sufficient protection for sensitive personal data. Meta Platforms Ireland was unable to demonstrate otherwise. The Commission made the request to Facebook over its suspicions of anti-competitive behaviour in its use of data and the management of its platform.

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