Handbook on European data protection law – 2018 edition

The rapid development of information technology has exacerbated the need for robust personal data protection, the right to which is safeguarded by both European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) instruments. Safeguarding this important right entails new and significant challenges as technological advances expand the frontiers of areas such as surveillance, communication interception and…

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…

Right to be forgotten – Blocage par nom de domaine ou par géoblocage

La rapporteure publique du Conseil d’Etat a recommandé mercredi 28 juin de consulter la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne (CJUE) sur l’ampleur de l’application du droit à l’oubli par Google, afin d’avoir une position européenne harmonisée. La Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (Cnil) avait infligé une amende à Google lui reprochant de…

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…