Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 16 December 2008.

Tietosuojavaltuutettu v Satakunnan Markkinapörssi Oy and Satamedia Oy.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Korkein hallinto-oikeus - Finland.

Directive 95/46/EC - Scope - Processing and flow of tax data of a personal nature - Protection of natural persons - Freedom of expression.

Case C-73/07.


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Judgment (OJ)
21/02/2009 Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia
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ECLI:EU:C:2008:727
16/12/2008 Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia
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ECLI:EU:C:2008:727
16/12/2008 Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia
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ECLI:EU:C:2008:266
08/05/2008 Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia
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ECLI:EU:C:2007:507
12/09/2007 Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia
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12/09/2007 Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia
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13/04/2007 Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia
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Reports of Cases

2008 I-09831

Subject-matter

Interpretation of Articles 3(1), 9 and 17 of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (OJ 1995 L 281, p. 31) – Scope – Collection, publication, transfer and processing in a teletext service of public tax data relating to the amount of income and taxable assets of natural persons

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.01 Protection of personal data
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.01 Protection of personal data
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.01 Protection of personal data


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EU Treaty (Amsterdam) -TIT5 : paragraph 40
  • EU Treaty (Amsterdam) -TIT6 : paragraph 40
  • Directive 95/46 : paragraphs 1, 46, 48, 49
  • Directive 95/46 -A01 : paragraph 52
  • Directive 95/46 -A01P1 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 95/46 -A01P2 : paragraph 4
  • Directive 95/46 -A02 : paragraph 5
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LA : paragraph 35
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LB : paragraph 36
  • Directive 95/46 -A03 : paragraphs 6, 47
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P1 : paragraph 37
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P2 : paragraphs 39, 42, 45
  • Directive 95/46 -A09 : paragraphs 7, 50, 54, 58, 62
  • Directive 95/46 -A13 : paragraphs 9, 47
  • Directive 95/46 -A17 : paragraphs 10, 63
  • Directive 95/46 -C37 : paragraph 8
  • Directive 95/46 -CH2 : paragraph 55
  • Directive 95/46 -CH4 : paragraph 55
  • Directive 95/46 -CH6 : paragraph 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/00 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 : paragraphs 41, 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -317/04 : paragraph 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -265/07 : paragraph 51

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 95/46 -A03P1
  • Interprets : Directive 95/46 -A09

Opinion

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 95 : point 52
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A07 : point 40
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A08 : point 40
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A11P1L1 : point 39
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A11P2 : point 38
  • Directive 95/46 : points 27, 30, 41, 44, 45, 52, 53, 65, 70, 101, 104, 115, 126, 127
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LA : points 2, 31
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LB : points 2, 31, 32, 35
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LC : point 2
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P1 : points 33, 128
  • Directive 95/46 -A03P2T2 : point 62
  • Directive 95/46 -A06P1 : point 125
  • Directive 95/46 -A06P1LB : points 80, 118
  • Directive 95/46 -A07 : point 63
  • Directive 95/46 -A07LF : point 63
  • Directive 95/46 -A08 : point 63
  • Directive 95/46 -A09 : points 1, 4, 28, 36, 37, 54 - 61, 64, 79, 80, 99, 100, 105, 106, 109, 110, 119, 120, 128
  • Directive 95/46 -A10 : point 125
  • Directive 95/46 -A11P1 : point 125
  • Directive 95/46 -A12 : point 125
  • Directive 95/46 -A13 : point 125
  • Directive 95/46 -A13P1LG : points 63, 123
  • Directive 95/46 -A17 : points 27, 107, 114, 128
  • Directive 95/46 -A17P1 : points 6, 7, 108 - 113
  • Directive 95/46 -A17P1L2 : point 111
  • Directive 95/46 -A17P2 : point 113
  • Directive 95/46 -A17P3 : point 113
  • Directive 95/46 -A17P4 : point 113
  • Directive 95/46 -A21 : point 125
  • Directive 95/46 -C12 : point 117
  • Directive 95/46 -C17 : point 5
  • Directive 95/46 -C26 : point 117
  • Directive 95/46 -C37 : point 5
  • Directive 2000/78 : point 102
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -14/83 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -152/84 : point 101
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -45/86 : point 85
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/87 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/89 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -288/89 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -300/89 : point 85
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -353/89 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -265/95 : points 50, 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -368/95 : point 42
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -376/98 : point 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -238/99 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/99 : point 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -60/00 : point 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -112/00 : point 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -169/00 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/00 : points 40, 42, 52, 88
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -101/01 : point 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 : points 44 - 47, 61, 62, 100, 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/01 : point 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -397/01 : point 101
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -36/02 : point 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -255/02 : point 85
  • Court of Justice - Order C -435/02 : point 83
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -105/03 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -380/03 : point 84
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -540/03 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -144/04 : point 102
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -212/04 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -301/04 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -409/04 : point 85
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -60/05 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -321/05 : point 103
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -341/05 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -342/05 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -356/05 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -411/05 : point 103
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -438/05 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -440/05 : point 85
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -80/06 : point 101
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -98/06 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -244/06 : point 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -250/06 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -251/06 : point 85
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -275/06 : points 40, 44 - 47, 61, 100, 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -435/06 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -55/07 : point 103
  • Court of Justice - Order C -73/07 : point 25


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 12/02/2007

Date of the Opinion

  • 08/05/2008

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

16/12/2008


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 95 from 28.04.2007, p.19

Judgment: OJ C 44 from 21.02.2009, p.6

Name of the parties

Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Kahlert, Henning: "Steuergeheimnis" auf Finnisch - Zur Abwägung von Datenschutz gegen Pressefreiheit, European Law Reporter 2009 p.67-71 (DE)
  2. Bernard, Elsa: Traitement des données à caractère personnel, Europe 2009 Février Comm. nº 54 p.13 (FR)
  3. Mok, M.R.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2009 nº 193 (NL)
  4. Wollter, Kristina: Data Protection and "journalistic activities" - ECJ rules on exceptions to the Data Protection Directive, Bulletin of international legal developments 2009 Vol.2 p.13-15 (EN)
  5. Del Ben, Dania: Libertà d'espressione e trattamento di dati personali di natura fiscale, Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo 2009 p.571-574 (IT)
  6. Wittmann, Heinz: Öffentlich zugängliche Steuerdaten - Datenschutzrichtlinie - Ausnahme für journalistische Tätigkeiten, MR-Int : europäische Rundschau zum Medienrecht, IP- & IT-Recht 2009 p.19 (DE)
  7. Docquir, Benjamin: Arrêt Satamedia: la (re)diffusion d'informations publiques dans les médias et les exigences de la protection des données, Revue européenne de droit de la consommation 2009 p.560-581 (FR)
  8. García Heredia, Alejandro ; Martín Jiménez, Adolfo J.: Jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justicia de las Comunidades Europeas, Revista española de Derecho Financiero 2009 p.848-853 (ES)
  9. Hins, Wouter: Case C-73/07, Tietosuojavaltuutettu v. Satakunnan Markkinapörssi Oy and Satamedia Oy, Judgment of the Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 16 December 2008, Common Market Law Review 2010 p.215-233 (EN)
  10. Ollila, Riitta: Verotustietojen käsittely ja julkaiseminen, Verotus 2010 p.265-275 (FI)
  11. Ollila, Riitta: Processing Personal Data for Journalistic Purposes, Europarättslig tidskrift 2010 p.366-380 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Korkein hallinto-oikeus (Cour administrative suprême) - Finland

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Fundamental rights
  • Data protection

Provisions of national law referred to

FI - Perustuslaki, 10 § 1 et 12 § Laki verotustietojen julkisuudesta ja salassa pidosta (1346/1999), 2 §, 3 § et 5 § Henkilötietolaki (523/1999), 2 § 4, 5 § et 32 §

Suomen perustuslaki (731/1999), 10 § 1 et 12 § Laki verotustietojen julkisuudesta ja salassa pidosta (1346/1999), 2 §, 3 § et 5 § Henkilötietolaki (523/1999), 2 § 4, 5 § et 32 §

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Levits

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • Finnish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German