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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

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

Leaked nude photos or videos – how to protect the privacy of the victims of hacked nude photos in the Czech Republic

With the latest scandal regarding the posting of the hacked images of more than a hundred of celebrities and increased number of Czech cases concerning sexting and revenge porn there is important for victims that their rights are protected in the Czech legal order as well for offenders that this act is punishable not only … 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

Child access denied as an actionable infringement of family life and privacy – Article 8 ECHR

Despite this post does not relate to media law it provides latest information about the use of Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in cases when the parent who was entrusted with the custody unreasonably denies the other parent the access to child infringes the personal … Continue reading

Protection of personal rights in the Czech Republic in general

The Czech legal system belongs to the continental European approach to personal rights. It is influenced by German legal theory, as suggested by the creation of the general personality right and doctrine of natural law. However, it is most similar to the Austrian Civil Code, from which it originally arose. The Czech Charter of Fundamental … Continue reading

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This blog was set up to provide the latest information about the development of the protection of the personal rights in the Czech Republic. Specifically how the law of privacy/defamation has been developed through the case law of the national courts and the European Court of human rights. For the non-Czech readership the aim is … Continue reading

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