Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 20 December 2017

Peter Nowak v Data Protection Commissioner

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data — Directive 95/46/EC — Article 2(a) — Concept of ‘personal data’ — Written answers submitted by a candidate in a professional examination — Examiner’s comments with respect to those answers — Article 12(a) and (b) — Extent of the data subject’s rights to access and rectification

Case C-434/16


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
09/02/2018 Nowak
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2017:994
20/12/2017 Nowak
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2017:994
20/12/2017 Nowak
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2017:582
20/07/2017 Nowak
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
16/09/2016 Nowak
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.011
04 null
  04.03 null
    04.03.07
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.01 Protection of personal data


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 04/08/2016

Date of the Opinion

  • 20/07/2017

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

20/12/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 72 from 26.02.2018, p.20

Application: OJ C 364 from 03.10.2016, p.11

Name of the parties

Nowak

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Kamara, Irene: Exam Scripts Are Personal Data According to AG Kokott, European Data Protection Law Review 2017 Vol. 3 p. 402-405 (EN)
  2. Gardette, Jean-Marie: Précisions sur la protection des données à caractère personnel dans le cadre des examens, Revue des affaires européennes 2017 p.739-745 (FR)
  3. Adobati, Enrica: Interpretazione della direttiva n. 95/46/Ce nell'ambito di un reclamo presentato da un candidato in un concorso tendente a contestare il risultato dell' esame sostenuto, Diritto comunitario e degli scambi internazionali 2017 p.618-619 (IT)
  4. El Berhoumi, Mathias: Arrêt " Nowak " : les copies d'examen, nouveau terrain de la protection des données personnelles, Journal de droit européen 2018 nº 247 p.90-91 (FR)
  5. Podstawa, Karolina: Peter Nowak v Data Protection Commissioner: You Can Access Your Exam Script, Because It Is Personal Data, European Data Protection Law Review 2018 Vol. 4 p.252 - 259 (EN)
  6. Sauron, Jean-Luc ; Grasso, Anna: Copies d'examen, données personnelles et vigilance de la Cour de justice, Gazette du Palais 2018 nº 8 Jur. p.25-27 (FR)
  7. Degrave, Elise: Protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel, Journal des tribunaux 2018 N°6734 p.480-484 (FR)
  8. Dommering, E.J.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2018 Afl.35/36 p.4793-4795 (NL)
  9. Skubic, Zoran: Komentarji ocenjevalca na izpitni poli so (lahko) osebni podatki kandidata, Pravna praksa 2018 nº 6 p.30-32 (SL)
  10. Kulk, S.: Examenantwoorden zijn ook persoonsgegevens, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2018 p.205-210 (NL)
  11. Tlamycha, Jan: Monitoring judikatury Soudního dvora EU a Tribunálu Období: 20. prosince 2017 – 31. ledna 2018, Jurisprudence : specialista na komentování judikatury 2018 nº 1 p.52-56 (CS)
  12. Jove, Daniel: Peter Nowak v Data Protection Commissioner : Potential Aftermaths Regarding Subjective Annotations in Clinical Records, European Data Protection Law Review 2019 Vol.5 N°2 p.175-183 (EN)
  13. Dudás, Gábor János ; Tátrai, Tünde: A Nowak-ügy a magyar bírói gyakorlat tükrében : a személyes adat fogalmának abszolút és relatív értelmezése, Jogesetek Magyarázata 2020 nº 1-2 p. 57-65 (HU)
  14. Dudás, Gábor János ; Tátrai, Tünde: A Nowak-ügy a magyar bírói gyakorlat tükrében : a személyes adat fogalmának abszolút és relatív értelmezése, Jogesetek Magyarázata 2020 nº 1-2 p. 57-65 (HU)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Supreme Court - Ireland

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • 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

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Ilešič

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German