Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 29 July 2019

Fashion ID GmbH & Co.KG v Verbraucherzentrale NRW eV

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data — Directive 95/46/EC — Article 2(d) — Notion of ‘controller’ — Operator of a website who has embedded on that website a social plugin that allows the personal data of a visitor to that website to be transferred to the provider of that plugin — Article 7(f) — Lawfulness of data processing — Taking into account of the interest of the operator of the website or of that of the provider of the social plugin — Article 2(h) and Article 7(a) — Consent of the data subject — Article 10 — Informing the data subject — National legislation allowing consumer-protection associations to bring or defend legal proceedings

Case C-40/17


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
06/09/2019 Fashion ID
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2019:629
29/07/2019 Fashion ID
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2018:1039
19/12/2018 Fashion ID
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
24/03/2017 Fashion ID
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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
    4.11.01 Protection of personal data
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.01 Protection of personal data
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.01 Protection of personal data
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

  • 26/01/2017

Date of the Opinion

  • 19/12/2018

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

29/07/2019


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 319 from 23.09.2019, p.2

Application: OJ C 112 from 10.04.2017, p.22

Name of the parties

Fashion ID

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Rýdlová, Hana: Kdy je provozovatel internetových stránek považován za správce ve vztahu ke sběru osobních údajů, Bulletin advokacie 2019 nº 9 p.63-64 (CS)
  2. TOBIAS, Lantwin: Deep Fakes - Düstere Zeiten für den Persönlichkeitsschutz ? Rechtliche Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze, Multimedia und Recht 2019 p.574-587 (DE)
  3. Spittka, Jan ; Mantz, Reto: Datenschutzrechtliche Anforderungen an den Einsatz von Social Plugins, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2019 p.2742-2745 (DE)
  4. Sattler, Andreas: Gemeisame Veerantwortlichkeit - getrennte Pflichten, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht INT 2019 p.1023-1026 (DE)
  5. Péraldi Leneuf, Fabienne: Protection des données à caractère personnel, Europe 2019 Mois Comm. nº 10 p.27-28 (FR)
  6. Kollmar, Frederike: Umfang und Reichweite gemeinsamer Verantwortlichkeit im Datenschutz, Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht 2019 p.1740-1743 (DE)
  7. Rücker, Daniel ; Brandt, Alexander: Der Einsatz von (Social) Plugins im Lichte des "Fashion ID" - Urteils des EuGH, Der Betrieb 2019 p.2451-2457 (DE)
  8. Böllhoff, Cornelius ; Rataj, Diane: Die Mehrstufigkeit der datenschutzrechtlichen Verantwortlichkeit - Neues aus Luxemburg in Sachen Fashion ID, Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis 2019 p.1536-1539 (DE)
  9. Lurtz, Helmut ; Schindler, Stephan: Anmerkung, Verbraucher und Recht 2019 p.471-475 (DE)
  10. Mattatia, Fabrice: Données personnelles : la reponsabilité d'un utilisateur des services proposés par Facebook, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2019 nº 40 p.1730-1735 (FR)
  11. Craddock, Peter: Arrêt "Fashion ID" : qui est le "responsable du traitement" des données sur un site Internet incorporant un renvoi à un réseau social ?, Journal de droit européen 2019 nº 264 p.404-406 (FR)
  12. Gorkič, Primož: Fashion ID GmbH & Co. KG v Verbraucherzentrale NRW e.V.: More Control, More Data Protection for Website Visitors? (C-40/17 Fashion ID): case note, European Data Protection Law Review 2019 Vol. 4 p. 579-582 (EN)
  13. Dommering, Egbert J.: Fashion ID GmbH & Co.KG tegen Verbraucherzentrale NRW eV : noot, Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2020 nº 13/14 p. 1659-1661 (NL)
  14. Zalnieriute, Monika: When a ʹlikeʹ is not a ʹlikeʹ : a new fragmented approach to data controllership, The Modern Law Review 2020 Vol. 83 nº 4, p. 861-876 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Data protection
  • Approximation of laws

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

Rosas

Advocate General

Bobek

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English