content regulation / Copyright / Data protection / General Data Protection Regulation / immunities / Internet intermediaries / ISPs / Right to be forgotten

The GDPR, the proposed Copyright Directive and intermediary liability: one more time!

A lot has been written on the topic of intermediary liability in the past few months. But has everything been said or read? And looking at the different pieces of the regulatory jigsaw together, are we heading in the right direction? One important piece of the jigsaw is certainly the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) … Continue reading

Data protection / Internet intermediaries / Privacy / Right to be forgotten

Google: a data controller as well as an intermediary service provider? Does this make sense? Who cares?

So everyone knows it, Google is polymorphous. It has experienced many different forms: mere facilitator, publisher, hosting provider, caching provider… The latest legal label stuck on its mutant forehead is that of “data controller” and this has been done quite “noisily” by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in its Google Spain … Continue reading

Data protection / Internet intermediaries / Privacy / Right to be forgotten

A structured overview of the Article 29 Working Party’s guidelines on the implementation of the right to … alter the structured overview of data-subject information generated by search engines (the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’)

  The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted on 26 November 2014 its guidelines on the implementation of the controversial Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment on Google Spain v. AEPD and Costeja (C-131/12). In that case, the CJEU ruled on three questions concerning the interpretation of the Data Protection Directive … Continue reading

Google / Internet intermediaries / Right to be forgotten

Google settles ‘right to be forgotten’ case with UK business man and comes under pressure from Europe to implement global de-listing

Google probably wishes it could be forgotten as the remit of its legal obligations continues to make headlines The press has been full of news this year about the deluge of requests sent to Google following the Court of the Justice of the European Union (CJEU)’s ruling in May, which confirmed the right of individuals … Continue reading

Data protection / Freedom of information / Privacy / Right to be forgotten

The First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) refuses to disclose the names of 4 police officers involved in a ‘car selling-scam’… and a few considerations about the right to be forgotten

Some of the most vocal criticisms of the right to be forgotten as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its famous case decided on 13 May 2014 come from Internet giants. The Wikimedia foundation and the Wikipedia founder himself are no exception. “This right to be forgotten is the idea … Continue reading