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  • Harriet Ní Chinnéide

Hurbain v Belgium: Navigating the Intersection of Privacy and Press Freedom in the Digital Age

October 03, 2023

By Harriet Ní Chinnéide In the wake of the digital revolution, questions surrounding the right to privacy and the right to be forgotten have come to the fore. With the digitalisation of press archives, what once required extensive archival research can now be discovered – even sometimes accidentally – through a simple online search. This […]

  • Jacob van de Kerkhof

Biancardi v. Italy: A Broader Right to Be Forgotten

January 07, 2022

By Jacob van de Kerkhof Introduction An interesting feature of European law, the right to be forgotten refers to a person’s right to have private information about them removed from internet searches and other directories. Long recognized in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), more recently the right to be forgotten […]

  • Sarah de Heer

Hurbain v. Belgium: Towards a Fairer Balancing Exercise Between the Right to Freedom of Expression and the Right to Privacy?

November 26, 2021

Sarah de Heer Admittedly, the right to erasure, or more colloquially, the right to be forgotten is nothing new in the European legal landscape. Indeed, this right can be found as far back as 1981 in the predecessor of the Modernised Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data […]