Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Analyzing the Italian Case Against Google

Giovanni Sartor and Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha, European University Institute, have published The Italian Google-Case: Privacy, Freedom of Speech and Responsibility of Providers for User-Generated Contents. Here is the abstract.

In a recent decision of the Tribunal of Milan three Google executives were convicted for violating data protection, in connection with the on-line posting of a video showing a disabled person being bullied and insulted. This paper, after illustrating the facts of the case and the reasoning of the judge, discusses the main issue at stake, namely, the role and responsibilities of providers of platforms for user-created contents with regard to violations of data privacy.

Download the paper from SSRN at the link.

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