[ddj] ECHR ruling on data publication and its impact

Nicolas Kayser-Bril n.kayserbril at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 15:53:42 UTC 2015

Thanks Tony.

A key difference though is that the Samaritan app did not claim to inform
the public, which is the ECHR's definition of journalism. Satamedia or
znasichdani.sk did not do anything to the individuals whose privacy is
considered, they just aimed at conveying information.

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 5:15 PM, Tony.Hirst <tony.hirst at open.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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:
> http://informationrightsandwrongs.com/2015/04/25/ico-samaritans-radar-fail
> ed-to-comply-with-data-protection-act/
> 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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