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, Strasbourg: Mladina v Slovenia, Court expands expands tolerance for criticism of xenophobia to criticism of homophobia – Sander Steendam

18 05 2014

MladinaOn 17 April 2014, the European Court of Human Rights issued a judgement in the case of Mladina v. Slovenia. In this case, the Court further develops its case law on “public statements susceptible to criticism”. When assessing defamation cases, the Court has in the past found that authors of such statements should show greater resilience when offensive statements are in turn addressed to them. Read the rest of this entry »