News: German Court orders Google not to link to Lumen database showing takedown order

18 06 2017

A German Court has ordered Google not to link to the Lumen (formerly known as “Chilling Effects”) database after it had taken down defamatory content as a result of an earlier Court order. Read the rest of this entry »





The Weller Case: England and Germany getting closer by protecting children in the media – Judith Janna Märten

8 06 2014

PaparazziThe recent decision of Weller & Ors v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2014] EWHC 1163 (QB)has strengthened the rights of children against the mass media in English law. This decision is an important step in developing the rights for children against paparazzi under Article 8 ECHR. Read the rest of this entry »





News: German Court orders ex-partner to delete intimate images taken during relationship

31 05 2014

ImageA German Court has held that, after the conclusion of a relationship, one party may be ordered to delete intimate photographs and videos of the other which were taken during the relationship. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Hamburg District Court: Max Mosley v Google Inc, Google go down (again, this time:) in Hamburg – Dominic Crossley

5 02 2014

Google-Image-SearchFresh from the November 2013 judgment against Google in Paris Max Mosley has had further success this time in the District Court of Hamburg.  The case strikes another blow at Google’s continued resistance to the idea that it should play its part in preventing unlawful images from being published by way of image search results. Read the rest of this entry »





Google’s brave new world – Dina Shiloh

30 05 2013

0514-google-street-view-car_full_600In April 2013, Google was fined by the German data regulator £125,000 for recording and storing data illegally from homes using unsecured Wi-Fi networks. The information was collected by Google whilst it was gathering material for its Streetview project.  The Hamburg data regulator Johannes Caspar was clear:  “In my opinion, this case constitutes one of the biggest known data violations in history” he said.  Read the rest of this entry »