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ondrejovae

Czech Attorney/Barrister located in Prague with specialization in media law and protection of personal rights
ondrejovae has written 49 posts for CzechDefamationLaw

Pictures of jubilees in the local newspapers

Act no. 128/2000 Coll., on municipalities (local government) states that the municipal hall can appreciate the significant life events of its citizens. Necessary personal data of the jubilees may be obtained from the population register in accordance with § 4 para. 2 and § 5 para. 3 of Act no. 133/2000 Coll., on register of … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I would like to thank all followers, visitors and supporters of this blog for your impulse, questions, comments and a support. I hope you find all required information and news on the blog also in the upcoming year.

Publication of book Protection of personal rights in Common law with compariosn to the Czech law

I am most pleased to announce the publication of my book Protection of personal rights in Common law with compariosn to the Czech law. The book is based on my PhD research. The publication presents the complex introduction to the area of protection of personal rights in the Common law, especially in English law, Commonwealth … Continue reading

Publishing pictures of a thief stealing electrical bicycle on Facebook is according to the Supreme Administrative Court illegal

The Supreme Administrative Court (Nejvyssi spravni soud) ruled in July 2016 that Office for Personal Data Protection did not fail issuing the fine for breach of data protection to an owner of shop for posting an image of the burglar on Facebook. The reason he posted the camera screenshot was to identify the thief what … Continue reading

Legislative threats to freedom of speech in 2016

Criminal liability of the corporate entities for defamation Criminal liability of the corporate entities (legal entities) is governed in the Czech Republic by the Act no. 418/2011 Coll., on Corporate Criminal Liability. The government prepared already two years ago an amendment that was supposed to change the principle that the corporate entity may be sanctioned … Continue reading

Prison smoking violates the personal rights – actionable personal protection claim

Seven years ago the Constitutional Court ruled that prisoners have an equal right for health protection like anybody else since it is their fundamental right. A convicted murderer complained about cigarette smoke from his other prisoners and demanded a compensation from the state. Through the refusal to deal with the case, the lower courts affected … Continue reading

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s hacked private e-mails – data protection and personal right perspective for media

At the beginning of January 2016 the unnamed group of hackers hacked a personal account of the Prime Minister held on the Czech search engine Seznam. The emails included correspondence on political but also private matters, especially the migrant crisis, the Czech oil reserves held in Germany. The account was not well protected and was … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I would like to thank all followers, visitors and supporters of this blog for your impulse, questions, comments and a support. I hope you find all required information and news on the blog also in the upcoming year.  

The Scope of Parliamentary Immunity in Relation to Expressions on Facebook

On 16 June 2015 in the judgement I. ÚS 3018/14 the Constitutional Court dismissed the petition of Otto Chaloupka, the former Member of Parliament, who was charged with the incitement to hatred against a group of people or to restriction of their rights and freedoms. The applicant alleged that since he posted his remarks regarding Roma … Continue reading

Restrictions on freedom of speech resulting from the principle of presumed innocent until proven guilty

The second chamber of the Czech Constitutional Court rejected the constitutional complaint by MAFRA, a.s. (Czech newspaper publisher) since the complaint did not infringe claimant’ s freedom of speech. The accessory together with other participants was charged for joint enterprise in procuring. In February 2010 MF Dnes published an article describing the course of the … Continue reading

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Dear readers and followers, I would like to make an announcement that I have opened my own legal office. The website of the office is www.ondrejova.cz

SHORT NEWS

Ferdinand Peroutka granddaughter has filed a defamation claim against the Czech state because of President Miloš Zeman’s public defamatory statements about Czech most famous journalist who was during the WWII held in concentration camp and in 1951 emigrated due to communistic regime.

Ringier AG and AXEL SPRINGER AG sold the main and the most successful publishing house in the Czech rep. (the tabloid newspaper BLESK, AHA, REFLEX) to CNC.

Rheinisch-Bergische Verlagsgesellschaft sold one of the main serious publishing house in the Czech rep.

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