The CJEU’s Decision in Meta’s Competition Case: Sensitive Data and Privacy Enforcement by Competition Authorities (Part 2)

Yesterday, I delved into the recent judgment in the Meta case (Case C-252/21) from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). I gave a preliminary analysis of the court’s view on some of the complexities surrounding the processing of personal data for personalized advertising under the GDPR, focusing on three lawful bases for data processing: contractual necessity, legitimate interests, and consent. I emphasized the importance of a nuanced understanding of the CJEU decision and pointed out that the decision does not determine definitively whether Meta can rely on legitimate interests or fall back on user consent for personalized advertising.

Read the full piece here.