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…

Court of Justice: a religious community, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, is a controller (Judgment in Case C-25/17)

Judgment in Case C-25/17 Tietosuojavaltuutettu v Jehovan todistajat — uskonnollinen yhdyskunta A religious community, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, is a controller, jointly with its members who engage in preaching, for the processing of personal data carried out by the latter in the context of door-to-door preaching The processing of personal data carried out in…

Right to be forgotten: M.L. et W.W. c. Allemagne – 60798/10 et 65599/10 – Refus d’obliger des médias à anonymiser des matériaux en ligne anciens à la demande des auteurs d’un crime près de sortir de prison : non-violation

ECHR 237 (2018) 28.06.2018 The public’s right to access archived material online took precedence over the right of convicted persons to be forgotten In today’s Chamber judgment1 in the case of M.L. and W.W. v. Germany (application nos. 60798/10 and 65599/10) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: no violation…

Council of Europe: Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users

Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)6 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on a Guide to human rights for Internet users (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 16 April 2014 at the 1197th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies) The Council of Europe recognises that human rights apply equally online…

Schema di Decreto Legislativo per adeguamento GDPR

SCHEMA DI DECRETO LEGISLATIVO RECANTE DISPOSIZIONI PER L’ADEGUAMENTO DELLA NORMATIVA NAZIONALE ALLE DISPOSIZIONI DEL REGOLAMENTO (UE) 2016/679 DEL PARLAMENTO EUROPEO E DEL CONSIGLIO, DEL 27 APRILE 2016, RELATIVO ALLA PROTEZIONE DELLE PERSONE FISICHE CON RIGUARDO AL TRATTAMENTO DEI DATI PERSONALI, NONCHÉ ALLA LIBERA CIRCOLAZIONE DI TALI DATI E CHE ABROGA LA DIRETTIVA 95/46/CE (REGOLAMENTO GENERALE…

Diritto all’oblio – Cassazione 6919/2018

La Cassazione si pronuncia nuovamente sul tema del diritto all’oblio (“Caso Venditti”) in una sentenza nella quale presenta un elenco-decalogo dei presupposti che possono determinare compressioni del diritto all’oblio. A parere di chi scrive la sentenza suscita perplessità, ove non allarme con riguardo al punto 5. […] deve, pertanto, inferirsi che il diritto fondamentale all’oblio…