BGH on the scope of the right to information

In a decision dated March 5, 2024 – case no. VI ZR 330/21 the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) clarified that Art. 15 para. 3 GDPR does not constitute a separate – possibly even more extensive – claim than that under Art. 15 para. 1 GDPR. Rather, Art. 15 para. 3 GDPR merely regulates the modalities of the right for information, which must be fulfilled in the form of a copy. Accordingly, complete copies cannot be requested from the controller, but only if they also contain personal data.