Case Law, Strasbourg: Delfi AS v Estonia: Strasbourg Undermines Freedom of Expression – Gabrielle Guillemin

6 10 2015

European-Court-of-Human-RightsOn 16 June 2015, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the Delfi AS v Estonia case. (no. 64569/09). The case concerned the liability of a news portal, Delfi AS, for the comments posted by its readers below the news articles on its website. Read the rest of this entry »





A right to be forgotten? EU Court sets worrying precedent for free speech – Gabrielle Guillemin

17 05 2014

Google and SpeakingOn 13 May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its much-awaited decision in Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González. The Court held that a search engine operator is responsible for the processing of personal data which appear on web pages published by third parties. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Delfi AS v Estonia: Court Strikes Serious Blow to Free Speech Online – Gabrielle Guillemin

15 10 2013

DelfiOn 10 October 2103, the European Court of Human Rights handed down judgment in Delfi AS v. Estonia (no.64569/09), a case concerning the liability of a news portal, Delfi AS for third-party comments made on its website.  The Estonian courts found that Delfi AS had editorial control over the comments’ section on its news site and should have prevented clearly unlawful comments from being published, notwithstanding the fact that Delfi had taken down the offensive comments immediately upon being notified of them. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Alkaya v. Turkey and Szima v. Hungary – Gabrielle Guillemin

28 10 2012

Earlier this month, the Strasbourg Court handed down two interesting decisions involving freedom of expression. In Alkaya v Turkey (no. 42811/06, 9 October 2012)(in French only), the Court held that the disclosure of the home address of a Turkish actress (pictured) in a newspaper article was a violation of her right to private life under Article 8 ECHR. Read the rest of this entry »