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

content regulation / immunities / injunction / Internet intermediaries

Why CG v Facebook Ireland et al might be less odd than anticipated… On Internet intermediaries and monitoring obligations

CG v Facebook Ireland and Joseph McCloskey delivered on 20/02/2015 by the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland has not always been warmly welcome… in particular by those concerned about the roles and responsibilities of Internet intermediaries in relation to distribution and access to information. Oh Well… Strangely, the CG v Facebook litigation seems … 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