Data Protection and Journalism Case to Grand Chamber

Back in July of this year, Anya blogged on the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in   Satakunnan Markkinapörssi Oy And Satamedia Oy v Finland (App. No. 931/13), which concerned a balancing of Article 8 and 10 rights. The Article 8 rights involved data privacy and the Article 10 rights involved those of a media organisation publishing journalism. The balancing exercise gave rise to a number of interesting points, as Anya discussed (here), many of which will only increase in importance under the new Data Protection Regulation.

Those points are now all back up for grabs, as the case has been referred to the Grand Chamber. Panopticon will, of course, keep an eye out for the judgment in the case as and when it appears.

Christopher Knight