EISi intervenes in Flavus v Russia case to support safeguards against over-blocking

On 17 January 2018, European Information Society Institute filed its third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the OOO Flavus v Russia case and 4 other applications.

The case concerns blocking of the three major political opposition websites and other websites which were blocked directly by the telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor on behalf of Prosecutor General without a court order. The decision of the Grand Chamber will thus have a significant impact on the issue of over-blocking and safeguards against collateral blocking of websites in Europe, and especially in the Russian Federation. 

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EISi intervenes in Kharitonov v Russia case to address the issue of over-blocking

On July, 10, 2017, European Information Society Institute filed its third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the Kharitonov v Russia case.

This case concerns collateral blocking of the applicant’s website when restricting access to illegal information. The decision of the Grand Chamber is likely to have a significant impact on the issue of over-blocking and collateral blocking of websites in Europe in general, and in the Russian Federation in particular. In accordance with the data provided by Roskomsvoboda, a Russian community project supporting freedom of information online, as of 28 June 2017, 6,522,629 Internet resources have been blocked in Russia. Of this number, 6,335,850 Internet resources were blocked collaterally, meaning that 97% of all blocked Internet content in Russia is blocked without an adequate legal justification.

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EISi intervenes in Magyar Jeti case to support online freedom of expression

On Monday, 1st of August, European Information Society Institute (EISi) filed its third party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the Magyar Jeti Zrt case concerning liability for hyperlinks. The decision of the Court will set important limits for the future of freedom of expression online. We have therefore decided to explain the Court the importance of hyperlinks for the functioning of the Internet and illustrate how imposing restrictions on their use can have strong adverse effects for our society.

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The Slovak Constitutional Court cancelled mass surveillance of citizens

An act, which ordered large-scale mass surveillance of citizens (so called data retention) is now history. Today the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic proclaimed the mass surveillance of citizens as unconstitutional. The decision was rendered within proceedings initiated by 30 members of the Parliament on behalf of the European Information Society Institute (EISi), a Slovakia based think-tank.

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European Information Society Institute je mimovládná organizácia, ktorá sa zaoberá prienikom technológií, práva a informačnej spoločnosti. EISi pôsobí aj ako neuniverzitné centrum pre výskum internetového práva a práva duševného vlastníctva.