EU GDPR applicability in member states national civil procedural law

13/03/2023 | DLA Piper

A preliminary ruling issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) (Case C-268/21) looks at whether and to what extent the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provisions apply to the national civil procedural law of the EU member states. The issue at hand related to whether third-party personal data, collected for tax purposes, can subsequently be used as evidence in civil court proceedings using a different lawful basis for processing under Article 6(3),(4) GDPR.

The CJEUs decision to affirm the general applicability of the GDPR provisions in the context of the national civil procedural law of the EU member states provides legal certainty, if not unexpectantly.  

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