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 C-623/17 - Privacy International

  •  06 October 2020
  •  ECLI:  ECLI:EU:C:2020:790
  •  EU
  •  Court
  •  Court decision

In a request for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal of the United Kingdom asked the CJEU to interpret Article 1(3) and Article 15(1) of Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, read in the light of Article 4(2) TEU and Articles 7 and 8 and Article 52(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The Court first, ruled that EU law applies every time a national government forces telecommunications providers to process data, including when it is done for the purposes of national security. Second, it concluded that EU law sets out privacy safeguards regarding the collection of data by national governments, which countries must follow.