Judgment of the Court of 6 November 2003.

Criminal proceedings against Bodil Lindqvist.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Göta hovrätt - Sweden.

Directive 95/46/EC - Scope - Publication of personal data on the internet - Place of publication - Definition of transfer of personal data to third countries - Freedom of expression - Compatibility with Directive 95/46 of greater protection for personal data under the national legislation of a Member State.

Case C-101/01.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
10/01/2004 Lindqvist
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2003:596
06/11/2003 Lindqvist
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2003:596
06/11/2003 Lindqvist
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2002:513
19/09/2002 Lindqvist
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Reports of Cases

2003 I-12971

Subject-matter

Preliminary ruling ─ Göta Hovrätt ─ Interpretation of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data ─ Scope ─ Publication of personal data concerning a small number of persons on a private Internet site ─ Principle of freedom of expression (European Convention Article 10) ─ Compatibility with the Directive of greater protection for personal data under the national legislation of a Member State

Systematic classification scheme

Information not available


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A : paragraph 40
  • Directive 95/46 : paragraphs 1, 18, 40, 41, 64, 72, 82 - 85, 87 - 91, 96 - 99
  • Directive 95/46 -A01P1 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 95/46 -A02 : paragraph 56
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LA : paragraph 24
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LB : paragraph 25
  • Directive 95/46 -A03 : paragraph 4
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P1 : paragraphs 18, 19, 24, 25, 27
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P2 : paragraphs 18, 29, 37, 48
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P2T1 : paragraphs 39, 43 - 45
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P2T2 : paragraph 46
  • Directive 95/46 -A08 : paragraph 5
  • Directive 95/46 -A08P1 : paragraphs 18, 49 - 51
  • Directive 95/46 -A09 : paragraphs 6, 9
  • Directive 95/46 -A13 : paragraphs 7, 18
  • Directive 95/46 -A25 : paragraphs 8, 52, 56, 57, 62, 63, 65, 69 - 71
  • Directive 95/46 -A25P4 : paragraphs 66, 69
  • Directive 95/46 -C3 : paragraph 79
  • Directive 95/46 -C7 : paragraph 79
  • Directive 95/46 -C8 : paragraph 95
  • Directive 95/46 -C10 : paragraph 95
  • Directive 95/46 -C12 : paragraph 46
  • Directive 95/46 -CHII : paragraph 63
  • Directive 95/46 -CHIV : paragraphs 62, 64, 67 - 69
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/00 : paragraphs 40, 41

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 95/46 -A03P1
  • Interprets : Directive 95/46 -A03P2
  • Interprets : Directive 95/46 -A08P1
  • Interprets : Directive 95/46 -A25

Opinion

  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 3B : point 43
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A : points 5, 39, 42
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A -P1 : point 43
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 49 : point 37
  • Directive 95/46 : points 1, 5, 21, 24, 26, 38, 42, 45
  • Directive 95/46 -A01 : point 8
  • Directive 95/46 -A02 : point 9
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LA : point 24
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LB : point 24
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P1 : points 10, 21, 25
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P2 : points 10, 21, 25, 27, 33, 36, 37
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P2T1 : points 25, 44, 46
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P2T2 : point 25
  • Directive 95/46 -A07 : point 11
  • Directive 95/46 -A08 : point 23
  • Directive 95/46 -A08P1 : points 12, 21
  • Directive 95/46 -A08P2 : point 12
  • Directive 95/46 -A09 : point 13
  • Directive 95/46 -A13 : point 21
  • Directive 95/46 -A18 : point 14
  • Directive 95/46 -A25 : points 15, 23
  • Directive 95/46 -A25P1 : point 15
  • Directive 95/46 -A25P2 : point 15
  • Directive 95/46 -C2 : point 40
  • Directive 95/46 -C3 : points 7, 40
  • Directive 95/46 -C7 : points 6, 39
  • Directive 95/46 -C8 : points 6, 39, 40
  • Directive 95/46 -C9 : point 6
  • Directive 95/46 -C10 : points 7, 40
  • Directive 98/43 : point 43
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/94 : point 43
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -51/96 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -97/98 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -108/98 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Order C -376/98 : point 43


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 01/03/2001

Date of the Opinion

  • 19/09/2002

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

06/11/2003


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 118 from 21.04.2001, p.19

Judgment: OJ C 7 from 10.01.2004, p.3

Name of the parties

Lindqvist

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Kahlert, Henning: Personenbezogene Daten im Internet, European Law Reporter 2003 p.435-437 (DE)
  2. Gaki, Beatris: Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaïkou Dikaiou 2003 p.898-902 (EL)
  3. Inglezakis, Ioannis: Episkopisi Emporikou Dikaiou 2003 p.1046-1051 (EL)
  4. Roßnagel, Alexander: EuGH: Personenbezogene Daten im Internet, Multimedia und Recht 2004 p.99-100 (DE)
  5. Miguel Asensio, Pedro A. de: Avances en la interpretación de la normativa comunitaria sobre protección de datos personales, Diario La ley 2004 nº 5964 p.1-8 (ES)
  6. Fechner, Frank: Juristenzeitung 2004 p.246-248 (DE)
  7. X: Il Foro italiano 2004 IV Col.57-59 (IT)
  8. Palmieri, Alessandro ; Pardolesi, Roberto: Il codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali e l'intangibilità della "privacy" comunitaria, Il Foro italiano 2004 IV Col.59-64 (IT)
  9. Blok, P.H.: Inkomens, internet en informationele privacy, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2004 p.30-36 (NL)
  10. Winkelhorst, Roderic C. ; Van der Linden-Smith, Tina: Persoonsgegevens op Internet. een (ver)melding waard?, Nederlands juristenblad 2004 p.627-631 (NL)
  11. Taraschka, Klaus: "Auslandsübermittlung" personenbezogener Daten im Internet, Computer und Recht 2004 p.280-286 (DE)
  12. Overkleeft-Verburg, G.: Jurisprudentie bestuursrecht 2004 nº 114 (NL)
  13. Burgorgue-Larsen, Laurence: Publication de données à caractère personnel sur internet, liberté d'expression et protection de la vie privée, Recueil Le Dalloz 2004 Jur. p.1062-1063 (FR)
  14. Siemen, Birte: Grundrechtsschutz durch Richtlinien / Die Fälle Österreichischer Rundfunk u.a. und Lindqvist, Europarecht 2004 p.306-321 (DE)
  15. Siano, Manuela: La pagina internet non "esporta" dati all'estero: la Corte di giustizia definisce l'ambito di applicazione della direttiva sulla tutela dei dati personali e sulla loro libera circolazione, Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo 2004 p.461-469 (IT)
  16. Mariatte, Flavien: Protection des données personnelles. Données personnelles, Internet et transfert vers un pays tiers: une problématique embarrassante, des précisions minimales et des options fondamentales, Europe 2004 Janvier Comm. nº 18 p.19-21 (FR)
  17. Hörlsberger, Felix: Veröffentlichung personenbezogener Daten im Internet, Österreichische Juristenzeitung 2004 p.741-746 (DE)
  18. Panetta, Rocco: Trasferimento all'estero di dati personali e internet: storia breve di una difficile coabitazione, Europa e diritto privato 2004 p.1002-1017 (IT)
  19. Cassano, Giuseppe ; Cimino, Iacopo Pietro: Qui, là, in nessun luogo...Come le frontiere dell'Europa si aprirono ad Internet: cronistoria di una crisi annunciata per le regole giuridiche fondate sul principio di territorialità, Giurisprudenza italiana 2004 p.1805-1809 (IT)
  20. Coudray, Ludovic: Common Market Law Review 2004 p.1361-1376 (EN)
  21. Tserkezis, Giorgos: Armenopoulos 2004 p.1082 (EL)
  22. Gundermann, Lukas: Euroopa Liidu andmekaitseõigus - andmekaitse ja andmetele avaliku juurdepääsu suhtest ning andmekaitse järelevalve olukorrast, Juridica: Tartu Ülikooli õigusteaduskonna ajakiri 2005 p. 511-518 (ET)
  23. Winkelhorst, R.C.: Vermelden van persoonsgegevens op internet: privacy, vrijheid van meningsuiting, Jurisprudentie Internetrecht: Annotaties (Ed. Deventer - Kluwer) 2006 p.59-69 (NL)
  24. Laurand, Andra: Euroopa Liidu liitumine inimõiguste ja põhivabaduste kaitse konventsiooniga, Juridica: Tartu Ülikooli õigusteaduskonna ajakiri 2013 nº IX p.676-690 (ET)
  25. Zwenne, Gerrit-Jan: Het Lindqvist-arrest en de onvolkomenheden in privacywetgeving, Mediaforum: Tijdschrift voor Media- en Communicatierecht 2013 p.61-71 (NL)
  26. Pesce, Celeste: Il principio dell'effetto utile e la tutela adei diritti nella giurisprudenza dell'Unione, Studi sull'integrazione europea 2014 nº 02 p.359-376 (IT)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Göta hovrätt - Sweden

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Fundamental rights
  • Data protection

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Edward

Advocate General

Tizzano

Language(s) of the Case

  • Swedish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian