CNIL publishes guidance on the disclosure of data to business partners for direct marketing purposes
On December 28th 2018, the French Data Protection Authority (the "CNIL") released guidance on the disclosure of data to business partners for direct marketing purposes. In essence, the CNIL enumerates five principles that companies collecting data directly from data subjects must comply with when disclosing such information to business partners and other organizations. The essential provisions of the said guidelines are summarized below.
In Germany, the Federal Court of Justice pulled the rug from under claims for the disclosure of user data against the providers of online services. The court ruled that statutory law would not permit