German Federal Labor Court rules on the scope of the right to information under Art. 15 GDPR

In a legal dispute to be decided by the German Federal Labor Court, the court had the opportunity to rule on the highly controversial scope of the right to information under Art. 15 GDPR. Specifically, the issue was whether or to what extent Art. 15 GDPR grants a right to receive copies of e-mails. This question is controversially discussed, particularly in the employment context. A decision on the merits was not issued, however, because the court already considered the claim to be too vague and therefore dismissed it as inadmissible. This result, nevertheless, is disappointing only at first glance. Rather, the decision is likely to provide an important guidepost for dealing with information claims and will hopefully, at least in part, cause a rethink.