Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A New Proportionality Test for Fundamental Rights?: The Joined Cases C-92/09 and C-93/09 Volker und Markus Schecke GbR (C-92/09) and Hartmut Eifert (C-93/09) v. Land Hessen
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3520-5220
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the joined cases C-92/09 and C-93/09 Volker und Markus Schecke GbR (C-92/09) and Hartmut Eifert (C-93/09) v. Land Hessen Judgment of 9 November 2010, not yet published, the Court of Justice of the European Union (Court of Justice) was called upon to balance the right to respect of private life in general, and to the protection of personal data in particular, protected by Articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (the Charter), against the principle of transparency stated in Articles 1 and 10 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and in Article 15 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

The Court of Justice approached this problem within the context of a reference for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU. This reference, however, took the form of an indirect challenge to certain EU law provisions that, in the view of the applicants, violated the right to respect of private life and of the protection of personal data.

In this analysis the method of the Court of Justice when balancing diverging or even opposing interests protected by EU law will be scrutinised. The authors are critical of the Court’s reasoning, which they consider put too little weight on the fundamental interest of transparency in the case at hand. The analysis is structured as follows. First, in section 1, the arguments of the Applicants and the respondent State respectively will be summarised, followed by the main reasoning of the Court. In section 2, the question of how to balance fundamental rights and general interests will be analysed, taking as the point of departure the question of proportionality as described by the Court. The conclusions are presented in the final section 3.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SIEPS , 2011. , 12 p.
Series
European Policy Analysis, 2011:7epa
Keyword [en]
EU, EU law, constitutional law, transparency, personal data, privacy
Keyword [sv]
EU, EU-rätt, konstitutionell rätt, personuppgifter, offentlighetsprincipen
National Category
Law
Research subject
Public Law; Constitutional Law; European (Integration) Law
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-158803OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-158803DiVA: diva2:441211
Note
This analysis was written for the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies and is also available at http://www.sieps.se/sites/default/files/2011_7epa.pdfAvailable from: 2011-09-15 Created: 2011-09-15 Last updated: 2017-02-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Sieps 2011:7epa(1628 kB)480 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1628 kBChecksum SHA-512
6294c4a56af4f37f721b5706d34b68c499ba26549b1c6e7a6501696dc0f0fa3056ca51d96a8f6c43ddd0d79120993a811f00ac25db96c66ab49e6ebdcbeb9fd1
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lind, Anna-SaraStrand, Magnus
By organisation
Department of Law
Law

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 480 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 1119 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf