ECHR: Some aspects of UK surveillance regimes violate Convention

The case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom (applications nos. 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24960/15) concerned complaints by journalists and rights organisations about three different surveillance regimes: (1) the bulk interception of communications; (2) intelligence sharing with foreign governments; and (3) the obtaining of communications data from communications service providers. Both the … Continue reading ECHR: Some aspects of UK surveillance regimes violate Convention

ECHR – Bărbulescu v. Romania – Monitoring of an employee’s electronic communications amounted to a breach of his right to private life and correspondence

The case of Bărbulescu v. Romania (application no. 61496/08) concerned the decision of a private company to dismiss an employee after monitoring his electronic communications and accessing their contents, and the alleged failure of the domestic courts to protect his right to respect for his private life and correspondence. In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in … Continue reading ECHR – Bărbulescu v. Romania – Monitoring of an employee’s electronic communications amounted to a breach of his right to private life and correspondence

Rubio Dosamantes v. Spain – ECHR – Protection of Reputation

"In the case of Rubio Dosamantes v. Spain (application no. 20996/10) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned a complaint by the pop singer Paulina Rubio that … Continue reading Rubio Dosamantes v. Spain – ECHR – Protection of Reputation