Case Law, Strasbourg: ML and WW v Germany, Article 8 right to be forgotten and the media

“In the case of ML and WW v Germany ([2018] ECHR 554) (available only French), the Fifth Section of the Court of Human Rights dismissed an Article 8 ‘right to be forgotten’ application in respect of the historic publication by the media of information concerning a murder conviction. The Court emphasised the protection of media archives, and public access to them, conferred by Article 10 of the Convention. However, the decision confirms the availability of an Article 8 right to be forgotten against primary publishers as well as search engines …” (more)

[Hugh Tomlinson QC and Aidan Wills, Inforrm’s Blog, 4 July]

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