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Case Law C-70/10 (14/04/2011)

Type: Opinions of the Advocate General

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 04/14/2011

Subject: According to Advocate General a measure ordering an internet service provider to install a system for filtering and blocking electronic communications in order to protect intellectual property rights in principle infringes fundamental rights. In order to be permissible, such a measure must comply with the conditions laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights to govern restrictions on the exercise of rights. It must therefore be adopted, inter alia, on a legal basis that meets the requirements concerning “the quality of the law” at issue.

Parties: Scarlet Extended SA

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Art. 8 Personal data: fairly processing - Personal data: consent - Personal data: access - Personal data: rectification - Personal data: independent authority - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Art. 17 Intellectual property

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