Mosley against Google: game, set but not match yet

By Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick

On 6 November, a Paris court ordered Google to filter out hyperlinks to images of former F1 boss Max Mosley in an allegedly Nazi-themed sadomasochistic orgy.

This judgment is situated on the crossroads of privacy rights, freedom of information and co-operation duties of internet intermediaries. A soon-to-be-expected European Court of Justice judgment in a similar case may bring more clarity in finding the right balance between these rights and values.

Several years ago, Mosley was filmed during a sadomasochistic orgy. During legal proceedings that followed the publication of this film on the News of The World website, Mosley successfully demanded the newspaper to remove the film due to privacy rights…

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