The long standing saga of Max Moseley’s sexual images has recently offered European decision makers a new opportunity to strike a balance between freedom of expression and the right of privacy in light of the ubiquitous and unstoppable distribution of information propelled by the power of Internet search engines. When courts are confronted with novel questions, finding adequate solutions may be extremely challenging. But once again European courts seem to prefer to sideline freedom of expression in favor of protecting other fundamental rights. Read more about French Court Forces Google to Proactively Block Photographs of Sexual Escapade from Image Search
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