The Italian Google-Case: Privacy, Freedom of Speech and Responsibility of Providers for User-Generated Contents
International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Forthcoming
20 Pages Posted: 13 May 2010 Last revised: 24 Dec 2013
Date Written: May 11, 2010
In a recent decision of the Tribunal of Milan three Google executives were convicted for violating data protection, in connection with the on-line posting of a video showing a disabled person being bullied and insulted. This paper, after illustrating the facts of the case and the reasoning of the judge, discusses the main issue at stake, namely, the role and responsibilities of providers of platforms for user-created contents with regard to violations of data privacy.
Keywords: Privacy, Data Protection, ISP Liability, Internet, Google
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