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How far does the “right to be forgotten” extend? Crucial case referred to Court of Justice of the European Union

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20 Jul 2017

After French authorities demanded Google search results be “de-listed” worldwide, the Court of Justice of the European Union has been asked to clarify whether domestic authorities can order the removal of search results globally under the EU law on the “right to be forgotten”. MLDI and 20 other organisations filed an intervention highlighting the free speech implications of global “de-listing”.

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MLDI intervenes in pivotal privacy case

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2 Jun 2015

Years after French, German and English media revealed that Monaco’s reigning monarch, Prince Albert II, had an illegitimate child, the Media Legal Defence Initiative has intervened in the subsequent legal case that has reached the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

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Azeri Investigative Journalist Takes Fight to European Court

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2 Oct 2013

Azeri investigative journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, has complained to the European Court about the slander campaign conducted against her by the government and gross violations of her rights.

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European Court rules in pivotal privacy case

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10 Nov 2015

Today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights delivered its judgment in a key case balancing the law on privacy and freedom of expression.

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To Be or Not to Be Anonymous: How Should Bloggers Decide?

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1 May 2015

Should you be anonymous online? If you were giving advice to a blogger, independent journalist, or online activist on this issue, what factors would you want her to consider? Many of us have been through this process, but it is something we don’t talk about much, as it often happens in private spaces.

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The cost of libel

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9 Sep 2010

Britain is notorious for the expense of defending libel claims and for that reason is increasingly attracting libel tourism - the use of British courts by overseas litigants. In 2006 Britain's Mirror Group Newspapers, following a privacy claim against it, took a case to the European Court of Human Rights challenging the high cost of defending such claims in the United Kingdom.

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