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Case C-447/12: Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Raad van State (Netherlands), lodged on 5 October 2012 — H.J. Kooistra; other party: Burgemeester van Skarsterlân

OJ C 26, 26.1.2013, p. 16–17 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

26.1.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 26/16


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Raad van State (Netherlands), lodged on 5 October 2012 — H.J. Kooistra; other party: Burgemeester van Skarsterlân

(Case C-447/12)

2013/C 26/29

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Raad van State

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: H.J. Kooistra

Other party: Burgemeester van Skarsterlân

Questions referred

1.

Must Article 1(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States (OJ 2004 L 385, p. 1), as amended by Regulation (EC) No 444/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 May 2009, be understood to mean that the Regulation does not apply to identity cards, such as the Netherlands NIK [Nederlandse identiteitskaart], issued by Member States to their nationals, regardless of their period of validity and regardless of the possibilities of using them as travel documents?

2.

If it follows from the answer to Question 1 that Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States (OJ 2004 L 385, p. 1), as amended by Regulation (EC) No 444/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 May 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 (OJ 2009 L 142, p. 1), does indeed apply to identity cards such as the Netherlands identity card, having regard to the possibilities of using such cards as travel documents, is Article 1(2) of Regulation No 2252/2004 valid in the light of Articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms?

3.

If the answer to Question 2 is to the effect that Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States (OJ 2004 L 385, p. 1), as amended by Regulation (EC) No 444/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 May 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 (OJ 2009 L 142, p. 1), is valid, must Article 4(3) of the Regulation, in the light of Articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Article 8(2) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and Article 7(f) of the Privacy Directive, (1) read in conjunction with Article 6(1)(b) of the Privacy Directive, be interpreted to mean that, when the Member States give effect to Regulation No 2252/2004, there should be a statutory guarantee that the biometric data collected and stored pursuant to that Regulation may not be collected, processed and used for any purposes other than the issuing of the document?


(1)  Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (OJ 1995 L 281, p. 31).


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