On May 4, 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered a decision in case C-487/21 on that the right to obtain a copy of personal data.
According to CJEU’s judgement, the first sentence of Article 15(3) of the GDPR
must be interpreted as meaning that the right to obtain from the controller a copy of the personal data undergoing processing means that the data subject must be given a faithful and intelligible reproduction of all those data. That right entails the right to obtain copies of extracts from documents or even entire documents or extracts from databases which contain, inter alia, those data, if the provision of such a copy is essential in order to enable the data subject to exercise effectively the rights conferred on him or her by that regulation, bearing in mind that account must be taken, in that regard, of the rights and freedoms of others.
Furthermore, CJEU decided that form of request does not affect the scope of information to be provided.