Spain’s freedom of speech repression is no joke – Federico López-Terra

17 04 2017

For the most part, social media users in democracies are free to express their opinions online. In Spain, however, that’s not the case. The Conversation

Cassandra Vera, a 21-year-old student from the city of Murcia in the south-east of Spain, has been sentenced to a year in prison, and disqualified from public functions for seven years, after making jokes on Twitter that “glorified terrorism”. Read the rest of this entry »





Spain: Clash between different chambers of the Supreme Court on the right to be forgotten – Miguel Peguera

14 04 2016

spain-google_110421_620x350The right to be forgotten – which can be best described as a right to be delisted – was recognized by the CJEU on the assumption that the search engine operator, Google Inc., is a data controller of the personal data included in the search results. Read the rest of this entry »





Opinion: The Right to Be Forgotten: A Good Thing? – Gideon Benaim and Jon Oakley

18 05 2014

news-digita.media_.2Last week’s decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in a case concerning proceedings brought by a Spanish national against Google (Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González) is already being widely heralded as creating ‘the right to be forgotten’. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Spain: Gonzalo Miró v Gestevisión Telecinco SA, Speculation about paternity violates right to privacy

6 01 2014

Gonzalo MiroIn an important new privacy judgment the Spanish Constitutional Court has held that a television company violated the right to privacy of Gonzalo Miró Romero, son of the late Pilar Miró, by speculating about the identity of his father, a fact that he and his mother had never made ​​public. Read the rest of this entry »





Privacy and the paparazzi: the Spanish Supreme Court view – Eduardo Zamora and Isabel Martorell

7 11 2012

While the privacy complaint of the Duchess of Cambridge received unprecedented attention from the press and legal commentators alike, the Spanish Supreme Court recently found itself grappling with a number of similar issues.

In 2007, the Spanish media was shocked by the publication of pictures of a famous Spanish actress, Elsa Pataky, in a state of considerable undress on a Mexican beach. She was getting changed while shooting a feature for the magazine ELLE when two paparazzi took pictures of her from a hotel some distance from the beach. Read the rest of this entry »