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The EU Court of Justice declares that the Commission is not entitled to request information for a purpose different than the enforcement of the competition law rules (SEP)

Case C-36/92 P Samenwerkende Elektriciteits-produktiebedrijven NV (SEP) v Commission of the European Communities* 1. Although, in the context of the procedure for the application of the rules on competition, the Commission is obliged under Article 10 of Regulation No 17 to transmit to the competent authorities of the Member States copies of the most important documents lodged with it, those authorities are obliged under Article 20 of that regulation not to disclose information which is acquired by them as a result of the application of that regulation and which is of the kind covered by the obligation of professional

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