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 »





New Zealand: Earthquake Commission v Unknown Defendants, Interim injunction against EQC blogger – Steven Price

14 04 2013

the_earthquake_commission_eqc_full_size_landscapeI feel as if I write this same thing about once every year. Someone rushes to court to get an injunction preventing the release of information. It’s based on breach of confidence. Here it’s the Earthquake Commission seeking to prevent the release of a database containing assessments about 83,000 Christchurch claims. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Thompson v James – blogger loses libel claim against Council – Gervase de Wilde

20 03 2013

Jacqui ThompsonThere may be no typical cases in this area of the law, but Thompson v James epitomised the controversy which can surround libel litigation. The protracted and bitter nature of the dispute, the Claimant’s focus on local government transparency, and the issue of access to Council proceedings all made the action a subject of concern to a range of vociferous interest groups in the print media and online. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Tamiz v Google Inc, Google may be a common law publisher – Gervase de Wilde

21 02 2013

createblogThe Court of Appeal’s decision in Tamiz v Google Inc ([2013] EWCA Civ 68) comes at a moment when defamation on the internet is in the spotlight. It has been ‘the elephant in the room’ during the Leveson inquiry, it is being considered in relation to this year’s Defamation Bill, and has recently been the subject of decisions by Commonwealth courts which have diverged from the established position in England and Wales. The judgment is the first time the Court of Appeal has considered the topic. Read the rest of this entry »