Official Journal of the European Union

C 187/52

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgericht Wiesbaden (Germany) lodged on 1 April 2019 — VQ v Land Hesse

(Case C-272/19)

(2019/C 187/56)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Verwaltungsgericht Wiesbaden

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: VQ

Defendant: Land Hesse

Questions referred


Is 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) (1) — in particular Article 15 on ‘Right of access by the data subject’ thereof — applicable to the committee of a parliament of a constituent state of a Member State that is responsible for processing the petitions of citizens — namely the Petitions Committee of the Hesse Land Parliament — and is that committee to be regarded in that connection as a public authority within the meaning of Article 4(7) of the Regulation No 2016/679?


Is the referring court an independent and impartial tribunal within the meaning of Article 267 TFEU read in conjunction with Article 47(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union?

(1)  OJ 2016 L 119, p. 1.