CJEU finds parliamentary committees must comply with GDPR in principle

16/01/2024 | CJEU

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in Case C-33/22 that parliamentary committees of inquiry should "in principle" comply with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The judgment came after a witness before an Austrian parliamentary committee complained that his full name was included in a recording of his testimony uploaded to the parliament's website. The Austrian data protection authority rejected the complaint. The CJEU's ruling rejects this decision, stating that such committees must comply with GDPR, except where the processing of personal data is intended to safeguard national security.

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