Berlin (dpa / bb) – The Berlin Senate Justice Administration does not have to hand over personal data of judges. That was decided by the administrative court of the capital. A lawsuit by the digital rating portal “richterscore” remained unsuccessful, as the court announced on Thursday. Ref. VG 2 K 6.19)
On the portal, lawyers can exchange information about judges in order to focus on court proceedings. According to the court, the company applied to the Senate Administration in 2016 to obtain data on the lawyers. Questions were asked about surnames, first names, titles, date of birth, official title and scope of employment. The administration divided dies due to data protection concerns.
The portal had argued that it wanted to make the work of the courts transparent. The administrative court was not convinced. The company mainly pursues private interests because it wants to build up and expand with the data from its rating portal and thus realize its assets.
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