[ddj] ECHR ruling on data publication and its impact

Tony.Hirst tony.hirst at open.ac.uk
Tue Jul 28 15:15:06 UTC 2015

Here's another case that is perhaps complementary to that ruling in that
it relates to the processing of "public" information - UK Information
Commissioner on Samaratian radar app:

For example: "It is our view that if organisations collect information
from the internet and use it in a way that¹s unfair, they could still
breach the data protection principles even though the information was
obtained from a publicly available source."

The crux here comes down to issues of whether or not it is "fair" to
process data in a particular way.

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