Official Journal of the European Union

C 213/22

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgericht Wiesbaden (Germany) lodged on 1 February 2022 — RL v Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden

(Case C-61/22)

(2022/C 213/30)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Verwaltungsgericht Wiesbaden

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: RL

Defendant: Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden

Questions referred

Does the obligation to take fingerprints and store them in identity cards in accordance with Article 3(5) of Regulation (EU) 2019/1157 (1) infringe higher-ranking EU law, in particular


Article 77(3) TFEU,


Articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,


Article 35(10) of the General Data Protection Regulation, (2)

and is it therefore invalid on one of those grounds?

(1)  Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on strengthening the security of identity cards of Union citizens and of residence documents issued to Union citizens and their family members exercising their right of free movement (OJ 2019 L 188, p. 67).

(2)  Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (OJ 2016 L 119, p. 1).