Protection of personal data on the Curia website
The European Union is committed to privacy and the protection of personal data.
The policy of the Court of Justice of the European Union on protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies is based on Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018.
You will find explanatory material on this page concerning the processing of personal data in connection with viewing the website of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Further information concerning the institution’s processing of personal data in the context of its various functions is available in the Protection of personal data section under ‘The Institution’. You can also consult the central record of processing activities.
Viewing and using the website of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Viewing and using the website of the Court of Justice of the European Union sometimes requires the processing of certain personal data.
The site includes contact forms allowing you to contact certain departments of the Court of Justice of the European Union or to send them a request. The forms require certain personal data to be provided in order for requests to be dealt with effectively.
The departments that require such information process it in accordance with the regulation referred to above, and the forms contain a specific information notice on the protection of personal data, describing how the data provided are used by the institution and the subject matter of the processing.
The person responsible for the processing in each case (the data controller) is indicated on the corresponding information notices. The notices also contain information about your rights in relation to data protection and indicate whom to contact if you have any questions about the processing of the data.
In some cases, third-party cookies may be installed on the user’s computer, as, for example, when watching videos on YouTube or when the user consents to his or her browsing being tracked for the purposes of analytics and improvement of the website.
The Court of Justice of the European Union relies on certain social media in the context of its external communication policy, specifically the YouTube channel of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Twitter account managed by the Communication Directorate.
The site also allows you to share information via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Reddit.
YouTube videos can also be viewed directly on the Court’s website, in which case cookies or other means of tracking could be used directly by YouTube. If you wish to avoid any such tracking, we would invite you to refer to the advice given on our Cookies page.
Who is who
Data Protection Officer
The Data Protection Officer ensures that the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data are applied when the Court of Justice of the European Union is acting in its non-judicial capacity, and advises data controllers within the institution on fulfilling their obligations in relation to the protection of personal data.
The Data Protection Officer can be contacted on any matter relating to the processing of personal data in connection with viewing the website of the Court of Justice of the European Union, using the contact form on the website and specifying that the question concerns ‘the processing of my personal data by the Court of Justice of the EU’.
European Data Protection Supervisor
For all the institutions of the European Union, with the exception of the Court of Justice of the European Union when acting in its judicial capacity, the European Data Protection Supervisor acts as an independent supervisory authority. A complaint can be lodged with the European Data Protection Supervisor if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you does not comply with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.