Case Law: Vidal-Hall v Google, Distress damages can be awarded under s 13 DPA without pecuniary loss (and misuse of private information is a tort) – Lorna Skinner

31 03 2015

igooglemagesIn Vidal-Hall v, Google Inc ([2015] EWCA Civ 311) the Court of Appeal dismissed Google’s appeal from the decision of Tugendhat J in which he declined to declare that the English court did not have jurisdiction to hear data protection and misuse of private information claims brought against it. Read the rest of this entry »





Spain: The Right to Be Forgotten Does Not Apply to Google’s “Blogger” platform – Miguel Peguera

29 03 2015

BloggerIn a recently reported ruling, the Spanish National High Court held that Google is not responsible for the processing of personal data on blog hosted on Google’s owned Blogger, and therefore, that the so called “right to be forgotten” established by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Google Spain case does not extend to a blogging platform. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Mosley v Google Inc, Data Protection claim against Google to go to trial – Lorna Skinner

23 01 2015

google-logoOn 15 January 2015 Mr Justice Mitting gave judgment in only the second English data protection case against Google after the decision in Google Spain.  In Mosley v. Google ([2015] EWHC 59 (QB)), the Court dismissed an application brought by Google to strike out a claim brought by Mr Mosley under sections 10, 13 and 14 of the Data Protection Act 1998, holding at [55] that it was “a viable claim which raises questions of general public interest, which ought to proceed to trial”. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Law Review of the Year, 2014: Part 1: The Cases – defamation, privacy and Google

29 12 2014

year-in-review-2014-image The last year was, again, a relatively quiet one in the English media law courts, with the predicted flood of litigation seeking to work out the meaning of the newly in force Defamation Act 2013 failing to materialise and privacy activity continuing at a relatively low level. Read the rest of this entry »





Google Spain, the missing link: where do third parties stand in the “right to be forgotten”? – Stacie Walsh

14 12 2014

s560x316_Right_to_be_forgottenOn 26 November 2014 the European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (“29WP”) published its guidelines for implementing the “right to be forgotten.” The thirteen guidelines, while not legally binding, are to be used by search engines and Data Protection Authorities when evaluating petitions from individuals to de-link online content that appears when searching for their name.  There are three major areas of concern: notification, relinking, and international borders. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Hegglin v Persons Unknown and Google, Data Protection Battle Costs set to hit £2.36 million – Media Lawyer

9 11 2014

Google--007A battle between a Hong Kong-based businessman and internet search giant Google is set to cost some £2.36 million by the time it reaches the end of a five-day trial set for later this month, according to figures given to a High Court judge. Read the rest of this entry »





Google, Data Protection and de-indexing: the misconceived attempt to exempt Google.com

23 10 2014

GoogleGoogle has recently confirmed that it is refusing to extend its “de-indexing” procedures following the Google Spain decision to Google.com.  This position is legally indefensible and is likely to be challenged in an EU court in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »








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