Council reaches general agreement on proposed Data Protection Regulation, but disagreements remain in view – Alison Knight

1 07 2015

europe-636985__180On 15 June 2015, the Council of the EU announced that it had agreed a general approach to the draft Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the proposed ‘GDPR’). Read the rest of this entry »





Google Spain: French Data Protection Authority Orders Google to delist on all domain names

16 06 2015

cnilThe French data protection authority, the CNIL, has ordered Google to de-list links under the Google Spain procedure, on all domain names worldwide, including google.com. Read the rest of this entry »





Third Dutch Google Spain Ruling: convicted murderer does not have “right to be forgotten” – Emiel Jurjens

10 06 2015

Screen-Shot-2015-06-01-at-19.41.50-150x150The ground-breaking Costeja González judgment of the ECJ was followed in the Netherlands by several proceedings about the ‘right to be forgotten’. This was also the objective of recent preliminary relief proceedings brought by a convicted killer. Having served his term, he has been trying to erase all online links between his name and the crime. In these attempts he met with resistance from an interest group and the father of his victim, who make online publications about the murder. Read the rest of this entry »





Mosley v Google, RIP – Anya Proops

4 06 2015

GoogleSo Max Mosley has done a deal with Google in respect of his claim that Google had breached his rights under the DPA 1998 by refusing to block certain images and videos accessible via the Google search engine (see this FT article which suggests that the settlement also applies to claims brought by Mr Mosley in Germany and France). Read the rest of this entry »





Data Privacy and Intermediary Liability: Striking a balance between privacy, reputation, innovation and freedom of expression, Part 2 – Ashley Hurst

16 05 2015

ashley profile picThis is the second part of a two part post.  The first part was published on 14 May 2015

Whilst the question of the liability of internet intermediaries for damages is very interesting, in the vast majority of cases, all claimants want is for the damaging material to be removed from the internet.  Read the rest of this entry »





Data Privacy and Intermediary Liability: Striking a balance between privacy, reputation, innovation and freedom of expression, Part 1 – Ashley Hurst

14 05 2015

Ashley HurstThis two part post looks at why the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “DPA”), as derived from the Data Protection Directive 1995 (the “DP Directive”) has suddenly, over 25 years since its enactment, become the weapon of choice for reputation managers and in doing so created a thorny new set of problems, particularly for internet intermediaries. Read the rest of this entry »





BBC and the European Scrutiny Committee: Scrutinising the Scrutineers, Part 1 – Julian Petley

17 04 2015

EU CommissionThe European Scrutiny Committee has locked horns with the BBC, repeatedly accusing it of a pro-EU bias. Is the corporation’s editorial independence under threat?  Read the rest of this entry »








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