ΕΔΛ - 3353/2019

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ΕΔΛ - 3353/2019
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Court: ΕΔΛ (Cyprus)
Jurisdiction: Cyprus
Relevant Law: [[Article 5(a) Data Protection Act 2018
Decided: 31.1.2020
Published: n/a
Parties: Griffin Property Finance II

Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited

National Case Number: ΕΔΛ - 3353/2019
European Case Law Identifier: n/a
Appeal from: n/a
Language: Greek
Original Source: Cyprus Bar Association (in GR)

The District Court of Nicosia (Επαρχιακό Δικαστήριο Λευκωσίας) ruled that a disclosure of personal data by a bank is justified by public interest which overrides the protection of personal data and the bank confidentiality, when the disclosure is needed for justice to be dispenses by the courts.

English Summary

Facts

The claimants requested the disclosure of specific "Norwich Pharmacal" Court Orders as foreseen in the civil procedure law, the court law and other national provisions. The defendant raised an objection based on the Data Protection Act 125(I)/2018 and other national provisions, claiming that the requested disclosure would include personal data and that the claimant didn't prove any public interest which would override the bank confidentiality binding the defendant.

Dispute

Holding

As to what is relevant from a data protection point of view, the District Court of Nicosia found that there is public interest in the disclosure of personal data when this is needed for justice to be dispensed by the courts. Therefore, the Court approved the request for disclosure.

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English Machine Translation of the Decision

The decision below is a machine translation of the original. Please refer to the Greek original for more details.