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

The case Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.hu 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.

Estonia: Court set for judgement on internet news portal’s liability for offensive online comments

The European Court of Human Rights will announce its decision in the case of Delfi AS v. Estonia (application no. 64569/09), at a public hearing on 16 June at 14.30 (CET).

Jagland takes human rights “online and offline” commitment to Netherlands cyberspace conference

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will tell the Hague event delegates that the Council of Europe, as the parent authority of the European Convention on Human rights, wants the internet to operate “as a force for good,” which respects the rule of law, democracy and established freedoms.