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Year 2020

Foreword

Nele Parrest, Justice of the Supreme Court

One well-known Estonian journalist told in a radio broadcast that the current situation was clearly unconstitutional, that he had to address court to find out what had happened at the court hearing or what was included in the (unenforced) court decision. ...

Legal and Judicial System in 2020

Villu Kõve, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Karin Leichter-Tammisto, Adviser to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court


This year's overview of the development of the legal and judicial system differs significantly from the previous ones. The readers of the yearbook of the courts usually receive a presentation intended for the plenary of judges ...

The Complaint of the Data Subject Will be Discussed to Oblige the County Court...

Maris Juha, Supervisory Director of the Data Protection Inspectorate
Nele Parrest, Justice of the Supreme Court


The data subject lodged a complaint with the administrative court. He asked to oblige ...

Court File in the Court Archives

Külli Vallimäe-Tuberg, Data Privacy Specialist of Estonian Courts

According to the codes of court procedure the court keeps a file for each case, including all procedural documents and other documents related to the case in chronological order. In cases prescribed by law, other items related to the proceedings will be added to the file. ...

Names in Court Decisions

Hannes Vallikivi, attorney-at-law

The name of my law firm from 2016 up to 2020 was Derling. Our godparent Magnus Derling, born in Pomerania around 1636, moved to Tallinn after university studies and was one of the eight lawyers of Tallinn in the second half of the 17th century. Tens of files about Derling have been preserved ...

Judical Oversight of Judical Data Processing an English Perspective [1]

Sir Mark Warby, Lord Justice of Appeal of England and Wales

Judicial independence is constitutionally fundamental in a liberal democracy. That should go without saying ...

Independent Supervision for Protection Personal Data Processed by the Courts in the Republic of...

Teodora Tochkova, Chief Inspector at the ISJC

Due to the nature of their activities, the judiciary is subject to a special legal regime when processing personal data. Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament ...

Supervision of the Personal Data Processing Operations of Administrative Law Courts in the Netherlands

Eric Daalder, Member of the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State and chairperson of the GDPR committee

Article 55, paragraph 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides that ...

Note on the Operation of GDPR in the Irish Judicial System

Marie Baker, judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland, and assigned judge for the purpose of Irish data protection legislation

Article 23 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) gives Member States the power to introduce provisions to protect the independence of the judiciary ...

Freedom to Retire

Raina Loom, Constitutional review analyst of the Supreme Court

The decision of the Supreme Court en banc on 20 October 2020 in the constitutional review (so-called pension reform) case no. 5-20-3 / 43 will undoubtedly go down in history. By this decision the Supreme Court ...