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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

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

Drones – privacy and data protection regulation in the Czech Republic

Drones – remote-controlled plane that allows capturing and identifying people and their private space became a phenomenon in recent years in the Czech Republic as well. What is the liability of the owners or users of such devices in respect of personal rights? The owners and users are obliged to follow obligations under the Protection … Continue reading

The Czech President Miloš Zeman to be sued for defamation? Head of the state has been sued indirectly so far, through the state liability.

Ferdinand Peroutka granddaughter has filed a defamation claim against the Czech state because of President Miloš Zeman’s public defamatory statements about the Czech most famous journalist (from 1st Republic era, friend of our first President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, see more) who was during the WWII held in concentration camp and in 1951 emigrated due to … Continue reading

Czech License agreement template – according to the New Civil Code

The New Civil Code, act No. 89/2012 Coll. unites the legal basis for license agreement previously grounded in Copyright Act and the Commercial Code. The License agreement is stated in Art 2358 et seq. NCC. You can download sample and basic License for Trademark; Personality (Personal) rights such as image, name, voice; Copyright, Domain name … Continue reading

The use of the individual camera system put at the family house for the purpose of protection of the property, overlooking street – is not purely personal activity

The Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-212/13 – „Ryneš“ issued a judgement on 11.12.2014. The preliminary question states, whether the use of the individual camera system put at the family house for the purpose of protection of the property, life, health (from burglary), overlooks the street or other areas near their home … Continue reading

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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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