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THE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN

Mario Gonzales recently brought the Spanish government to the European Court of Justice arguing that data should be removed from Google if it was no longer accurate or relevant or it was excessive or inadequate. In his case, if you searched his name in Spain, an article would appear describing how he had to sell […]

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IS THERE A RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently handed down a long awaited judgement in the case of Google Spain C131/12. This case involved a challenge brought by Spanish man, Mario Costeja Gonzalez, against Google Spain and Google Inc (amongst others) and sought to oblige Google to remove links to web pages published […]

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INJURY CLAIMS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. ~Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam In the age of social media, we all need to be aware of the saying ‘that the spoken word can never be unspoken’ especially as increasingly we play out our […]

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YOU HAVE TO LOVE TWITTER

I am trying to sue Twitter at the moment for a client and as part of my ‘research’, I reviewed a number of Tweets and this is my personal list of what I regard as the funniest tweets of 2012. In order to catch a bus, first one must think like a bus There are […]

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SERVING PROCEEDINGS THROUGH FACEBOOK

It has came to our attention that an order was made in the UK recently granting permission for proceedings to be served through Facebook. We are aware that proceedings have been served using Facebook in other jurisdictions and this is now happening in Ireland. A recent application was made to the High Court for service of […]