Monthly Archives: August 2017

Privacy vs. Free speech on the Internet: An update on the right to be forgotten and what is happening at home

As first published in BarTalk, August edition. On February 24, 2017 Netherland’s highest Court (ECLI:NL:HR:2017:316) found that Peter de Vries – who was brought into the spotlight five years ago when an undercover video of him soliciting a hit …

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The interplay between BC’s statutory tort of privacy and the tort of defamation

Defamation law and breach of privacy law are separate and distinct, but the two torts are occasionally brought before the courts in the same matter. An attack on an individual’s reputation can be done in a manner that also contravenes …

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