The judgment of the Court of Justice in Servizio (C-377/20) – Part I

Author: Dimitrios Katsifis
Published: 23.05.2022
On 12 May, the Court of Justice delivered its eagerly anticipated judgment in Servizio (C-377/20), a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Article 102 TFEU. This is a very interesting ruling for a variety of reasons: First, the conduct in question involved the (allegedly) abusive use of a database, and in particular the discriminatory use of data (customer lists acquired during statutory monopoly). As Advocate General Rantos noted in his Opinion delivered late last year, “[t]he guidance provided may therefore prove to be useful in the future for assessing, under Article 102 TFEU, conduct relating to the use of data.”…