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Month: July 2017 (Page 1 of 4)

Inforrm is taking a Summer Break

This is the last day of the 2016-2017 legal year in England and Wales. The Inforrm blog is taking a summer break until the beginning of October. We thank all our readers and contributors who have supported us over the past year. Posting will continue over the summer but will not be as regular as normal.  Continue reading

Worldwide search de-indexing orders: Google v Equustek – Graham Smith

The Supreme Court of Canada has issued its decision in Google Inc v Equustek (2017 SCC 34). This is the case in which a small Canadian technology company, Equustek, asked the Canadian courts to grant an injunction against the well-known US search engine ordering it to de-index specified websites – not just on its Canadian domain google.ca, but on a worldwide basis. Continue reading

Case Law, Strasbourg: Bogomolova v. Russia, Publication of picture of 3 year old “orphan” violated Article 8 – Ingrida Milkaite

The case of Bogomolova v. Russia concerns the use of an unauthorised photograph of a minor’s face on the front page of a booklet promoting adoption and help for orphans. It proves that the publication of pictures of children without parental consent may have a significant social impact on the family and may violate Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), protecting the right to private and family life. Continue reading

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