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Judicial Conversation with Niilo Jääskinen

What do we have the right to know? The case law of the European Court on fundamental rights in the age of the internet.

It is sometimes overlooked that the EU Charter and ECHR establish not only freedom of expression but also a fundamental right to receive information. This aspect of the two instruments has become increasingly important particularly in the context of Internet. The EUCJ has discussed the right to receive information in, for example the cases of Google and Google Spain (the right to be forgotten), Sky Österreich (right of access of broadcasters to events of public interest) and TeleKabel Wien (copyright and internet access to films). Not only did these judgments respectively traverse the complex territory of the fundamental rights to privacy, data protection and property, they also illustrated the challenge faced by the European Court in applying the traditional precepts of fundamental rights law, with origins stemming back to the Magna Carta and beyond, to the rise of modern technology and the ‘rights’ issues it has generated.

This presentation will be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about ‘what we have the right to know’ in the age of the internet and globalism.


Dr Niilo Jääskinen | talks | www


Date and Time:

24 October 2014 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Birkbeck College Main Building
Torrington Square

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School of Law, Birkbeck College
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