What about someone who scans a newspaper using an OCR system, analyzes the text, and stores both the text and the results of the analysis in a database?
I can’t see how Google is not a data controller.
Edit: Here’s a lengthy description of what constitutes a data controller.
I wouldn’t describe it as a victory; rather it’s obliging Google to take some more active responsibility for its data collection.
I’m not clear on how that would work?
There’d have to be a new directive, wouldn’t there?
That’s what I’d do.
Google’s main cause for upset is that it has to do a bit more work; meanwhile society at large is teasing out issues around data protection that do have to be addressed. I don’t think it’s a ‘bad ruling’ - it’s just a ruling that moves the discussion forward.
I’m reminded of this joke.