Czech law

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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

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

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

IPI has issued a publication on Defamation Law in the European Union and its Effect on Press Freedom. The Czech Republic part of the report.

International Press Institute has issued a publication on Defamation Law in the European Union and its Effect on Press Freedom. It is a provisional overview for journalists, civil society, and policymakers, the final version will be released in the upcoming months. The findings are presented in the form of a comparative analysis of defamation law … Continue reading

Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic attracts more celebrities and studios – How could well-known and therefore public figures protect their privacy to fully enjoy the stay in the Czech Republic?

Prague has been chosen by many foreign celebrities as a destination for holiday and getting the right magic atmosphere but also as a place for Hollywood studios to shoot and produce their movies on much lower costs with high standard of professionality and facilities as Prague has a long history in film production. The Czech … Continue reading

Czech New Civil Code – Protection of personal rights

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL RIGHTS IN NEW CIVIL CODE – Act. n. 89/2012 Coll. The Czech New Civil Code (Act n. 89/2012 Coll.) entered into force on 1.1.2014. The scope of the protection of personal rights has been increased and sanctions for an infringement of the rights became stricter. In the following there is a comprehensive … Continue reading

Czech cartoon and caricature – a long-standing political satire tradition

Czech political satire is a long standing tradition in the country resulting from the history as the nation was under the Austria-Hungary empire first, than occupied by Nazi Germany and Communism. The caricature and satire is a form of the expression of criticism that builds a significant part of the press and public creativity. The … Continue reading

What brings von Hannover v Germany (no.3)?

On 19th September 2013, the European Court of Human Rights issued the third judgment in respect of Princess Caroline von Hannover and held that there had been no violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Case of von Hannover v Germany (no. 3) application no. 8772/10 – Press Release). This case … Continue reading

Protection of name and goodwill of legal entities

Entrepreneurs registered in the Commercial Registrar, whether natural person or corporation are entitled to protection of their business name. The regime of the registration of the business name is  specified in the Commercial Code. Also the name of not registered entrepreneurs is protected. The protection is derived from § 19b Civil Code, Act No. 40/1964 … Continue reading

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