Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber), 22 November 2012

Josef Probst v mr.nexnet GmbH

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof

Electronic communications — Directive 2002/58/EC — Article 6(2) and (5) — Processing of personal data — Traffic data necessary for billing and debt collection — Debt collection by a third company — Persons acting under the authority of the providers of public communications networks and electronic communications services

Case C‑119/12


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
11/01/2013 Probst
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:748
22/11/2012 Probst
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:748
22/11/2012 Probst
Application (OJ)
01/06/2012 Probst
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Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Bundesgerichtshof – Interpretation of Article 6(2) and (5) of Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications) (OJ 2002 L 201, p. 37) – Passing of traffic data relating to subscribers and users, processed and held by the provider of a public communications network – National legislation permitting such data to be passed to the assignee of a claim for payment in respect of telecommunications services, in the case where contractual stipulations safeguard confidential treatment of the data passed and make it possible for each party to check that the other has ensured that those data are protected

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.07 Telecommunications
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.07 Telecommunications


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Directive 95/46 : paragraph 24
  • Directive 95/46 -A16 : paragraphs 3, 25
  • Directive 95/46 -A17 : paragraphs 4, 25
  • Directive 2002/58 : paragraph 20
  • Directive 2002/58 -A01P1 : paragraphs 5, 24
  • Directive 2002/58 -A01P2 : paragraphs 5, 24
  • Directive 2002/58 -A02L2LB : paragraph 6
  • Directive 2002/58 -A05P1 : paragraphs 7, 22, 23
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P1 : paragraph 8
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P2 : paragraphs 1, 8, 15 - 19, 23, 29
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P5 : paragraphs 1, 8, 15, 16, 18, 19, 23 - 27, 29, 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -336/03 : paragraph 20
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -275/06 : paragraph 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -16/10 : paragraph 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -49/11 : paragraph 20

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2002/58 -A06P2
  • Interprets : Directive 2002/58 -A06P5

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 06/03/2012

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

22/11/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 174 from 16.06.2012, p.14

Judgment: OJ C 26 from 26.01.2013, p.15

Name of the parties

Probst

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Roset, Sébastien: Protection des données, Europe 2013 Janvier Comm. nº 1 p.16 (FR)
  2. Neumann, Andreas: Vorgaben des europäischen Datenschutzrechts für die Abtretung von Telekommunikationsentgeltforderungen, Computer und Recht 2013 p.21-25 (DE)
  3. Conrad, Isabell ; Fechtner, Sonja: IT-Outsourcing durch Anwaltskanzleien nach der Inkasso-Entscheidung des EuGH und dem BGH, Urteil vom 7.2.2013, Computer und Recht 2013 p.137-148 (DE)
  4. Vander, Sascha: Weisungsgebundene Datenweitergabe nach der Rechtsprechung des EuGH - Allgemeine Auswirkungen auf den Geheimnissschutz, Law as a Service (LaaS) - Recht im Internet- und Cloud-Zeitalter 2013 Bd. 1 p.105-124 (DE)
  5. Pohle, Jan: Die Entscheidung des EuGH zur Datenweitergabe bei Telekommunikationsinkasso - Zugleich eine Perspektive zur Lösung der Outsourcing Problematik des § 203 StGB?, Law as a Service (LaaS) - Recht im Internet- und Cloud-Zeitalter 2013 Bd. 2 p.875-889 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Bundesgerichtshof - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Telecommunications
  • Data protection

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Lenaerts

Advocate General

Cruz Villalón

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available