C044 CRIF Bürgel (Germany)
ControllerCRIF Bürgel (Germany)
Case statusPending (2 - 3 years)
The case concerns the German credit reference agency CRIF Germany and it's data supplier Acxiom (an address trader). It's basically the same as the Austrian Case against CRIF Austria and AZ Direct, where the Austrian DPA already upheld noyb's complaint.
The interesting part is that the German DPAs already published an opinion that credit reference agency must ask for consent to process so-called "positive data" (i.e. data that are not connected to payment defaults) such as name, date of birth and addresses. CRIF Germany seems to wilfully ignore this and secretly obtains huge bulks of data from address publishers.
Reply noyb on the questions of VG Wiesbaden
Reply noyb on Acxioms submission
Acxiom sends submission against data subject being heard on access to case files
noyb provides BayLDA with recent case law on the matter
noyb requests to be heard on acces to case files
Acxiom is trying to get an court injunction which would prohibit the HBDI from giving us access to the case files. We filed an application to be included in this court case to avoid an unfair procedure where the complainant is excluded.
HBDI informs us that we will not get access to the case file but the controller will
BayLDA says they need to ask CRIF further questions
They also will inform (not hear!) us prior to issuing a decision.
HBDI says that the will need to hear Acxiom on our request to get the case files
Update by BayLDA
We will be informed (not heard apparently) on the DPAs conclusions before they finally decide.
noyb reiterates request for access to case files to HBDI
noyb requests to be informed what CRIF argued
Update by BayLDA
CRIF has brought completely new arguments which need to be assessed.
noyb provides BayLDA with DSB decision re CRIF AT
Request for access to files to HBDI
Update 2 by HBDI
Further request for update to both DPAs
They will get back to us, when Acxiom has provided their statement.
BayLDA asks to be provided with DSB decsion re CRIF AT once passed
noyb informs both DPAs about DSB decision re AZ Direct
Request for update to both DPAs
Reply to BayLDA
Update 3 by BayLDA
Update 2 by BayLDA
Update 1 by BayLDA
HBDI confirms receipt re Acxiom
BayLDA confirms receipt re CRIF