Official Journal of the European Union

C 64/20

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Raad van State (Netherlands) lodged on 12 December 2007 — College van burgemeester en wethouders van Rotterdam v M.E.E. Rijkeboer

(Case C-553/07)

(2008/C 64/29)

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Raad van State

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: College van burgemeester en wethouders van Rotterdam

Respondent: M.E.E. Rijkeboer

Question referred

Is the restriction, provided for in the Netherlands Law on local-authority personal records, on the communication of data to one year prior to the relevant request compatible with Article 12(a) of Directive 95/46/EC (1) 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, whether or not read in conjunction with Article 6(1)(e) of that directive and the principle of proportionality?

(1)  OJ 1995 L 281, p. 31.