Proceedings brought by X – WLR Daily

Posted December 16th, 2013 in data protection, EC law, fees, fines, freedom of information, law reports by sally

Proceedings brought by X (Case C-486/12); [2013] WLR (D) 485

‘Article 12(a) of Parliament and Council Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data did not preclude the levying of fees in respect of the communication of personal data by a public authority. Pursuant to article 12(a), in order to ensure that fees levied when the right to access personal data was exercised were not excessive for the purposes of that provision, the level of those fees could not exceed the cost of communicating such data.’

WLR Daily, 12th December 2013