By a decision of November 25, 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the practice of displaying an advertisement under the appearance of an e-mail in the users’ e-mail box is subject to the prior information and consent of the users (as required under directive 2002/58/EC), without which it also constitutes an unfair commercial practice insofar as this practice corresponds to the notion of “repeated and unwanted solicitations” within the meaning of the Directive 2005/29/EC (“Unfair Commercial Practices Directive”) .
By Decision of 11 November 2020 (C-61/19), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) specified the conditions applicable to obtain a GDPR compliant consent.
Indeed, the Court ruled that the data subjects’ consent to the processing of their personal data was not valid in the following cases:
where the controller (i.e., Orange România) pre-ticked the consent box referring to a clause contained in a contract and stating that the customer has consented to the collection and storage of their personal data (in this case, their identity document); or
where it was not clear as to whether individuals could refuse the processing operations without suffering any consequences on the possibility to conclude the service agreement; or
where the individuals’ freedom of choice could be affected by requiring the individuals to complete an additional form to refuse the processing of personal data
By a judgment of 16 July 2020 (Case C‑311/18 – Schrems 2), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) upholds the decision of the European Commission adequacy decision on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) but declares the Privacy
The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) announced that it will deliver its judgement in the Schrems II case (case C-311/18) on July 16, 2020.
This judgement will determine whether the Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) are a valid personal data transfer mechanism under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
This mechanism being widely used by companies to transfer personal data outside of the EU, the decision is eagerly awaited.
Following the judgement in Schrems of October 6, 2015, invalidating the Safe Harbor decision, the CJEU is now requested by the same party to rule on the validity of the decision 2010/87 instating the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) and indirectly,