Albena Dobreva – University of National and World Economy, Law Faculty, Sofia, 1000, Student town, Bulgaria

Court Judgments;
Data Act



In February 2022, the European Commission published the proposal of the Data Act, Art. 35 which deals with the sui generis right of database manufacturers. The Database Directive 1996/9/EC has survived again and is about to enter the EU cloud federation almost intact. This fact re­ceived several academic headlines while almost overshadowing a landmark decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union. It is the decision in the case C-762/19 – SIA “CV-Online Latvia” v SIA “Melons”, which signals the be­ginning of a significant change in the existing jurisprudence and has the po­tential to focus the blurred image of The Directive. The Court attached great importance to recital 42 from her, which gives rise towell-founded interest. This is because the qualitative and quantitative weight of recitals in the juris­prudence of the Court of Justice of the EU is little studied and not at all in the field of the legal protection of databases. It is precisely some selected aspects of the place and the meaning of recitals in the judgments of the Court of Jus­tice of the EU in proceedings on preliminary rulings that occupy a central area in the present study.

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Dobreva, A. (2022). EU Databases: One Evaluation on Recitals through the Look of the Court. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2022: Vol 8. Conference proceedings (pp. 377-383). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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