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Europe Data Protection Digest | CJEU issues opinion on publication of suspended runner's doping violation Related reading: A view from Brussels: Germany seeks extension for CJEU judge


The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a non-binding opinion supporting the Austria Independent Arbitration Committee's ruling on an anti-doping body publishing a suspended long distance runner's identity and the details surrounding her alleged doping violations. CJEU Advocate General Tamara Ćapeta wrote the "factual circumstances of this case fall outside the scope" of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Editor's note: A prior version of this story incorrectly referred to the CJEU's opinion as a formal ruling.
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  • comment Sebastian Koltermann • Sep 22, 2023
    I don't believe this is right. What has happened is that the Advocate General has published their opinion, which is not binding on the CJEU. The Court still has to make a decision on the case. This is also reflected in the Court's own online documents here:
  • comment Joe Duball • Sep 22, 2023
    Thank you for reading and calling attention to this mistake. The blurb has been updated to correctly reflect this was a CJEU opinion.