CJEU rules pseudonymised information is not always personal data

02/05/2023 | Inside Privacy

A Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgement has held that pseudonymised data transmitted to a recipient that cannot re-identify the data subjects is no longer considered personal data. The CJEU also ruled that while personal opinions may constitute personal data, it should not be presumed the case and that an individual assessment be made on a case-by-case basis.  

The case concerned the Single Resolution Board (SRB), which shared information with consulting firm Deloitte, and a complaint to the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), who found the SRB shared pseudonymised personal data without informing the affected individuals.  

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