Just How Far Could We and Should We Stretch the Facebook V Commission Court Order?* The Court order of 29 October 2020 struck by the President of the General Court in a dispute between Facebook and the European Commission is probably the first time in a while where the essence of a case against one of the Big Tech firms lies not in what those companies are (or are not) doing. Yet that does not make it any less interesting, quite the opposite. The conflict and subsequent analysis of the President laid bare a remarkable issue. Well, the issue is not remarkable, the fact that such an issue arises and is not yet foreseen by law is. The Commission made a request for information by decision on 4 May 2020. This RFI entailed almost 1 million, yes million, documents. Facebook responded by
The EU Court of Justice clarifies the extent to which a document containing sensitive personal information requested as part of an RFI is relevant to an investigation by ordering interim measures in a Court order (Facebook)
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