Thorbjørn Jagland issues warning on internet censorship

Legal frameworks concerning the internet should be in compliance with Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Secretary General warned.

United Kingdom: Court rejects internet research juror’s human rights complaint

The case concerned Theodora Dallas’ conviction for contempt of court, as a result of her conducting Internet research in relation to the criminal case she was trying as a juror.

Hungary: Court judgement to place spotlight on internet service providers’ rights and liabilities

The case Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Zrt v. Hungary (no. 22947/13) concerns the liability of a self-regulatory body of Internet content providers and an Internet news portal for vulgar and offensive online comments posted on their websites.

Romania: Human rights court backs monitoring of employee’s internet use

Judges declared that a company’s monitoring of an employee’s communications had been reasonable in the context of disciplinary proceedings.

Video: Internet Governance Forum 2015 preview

In this video, Information Society department head Patrick Penninckx looks forward to the three-day Internet Governance Forum, in Brazil, which opens tomorrow.