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.
Today, European Information Society Institute filed its third party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the Satamedia case.
A few days ago, EISi joined an initiative calling for preservation of open WiFi networks in the European Union. In an open letter, the coalition of organizations - led by Electronic Frontier Foundation - warns the Court of Justice of the European Union against undesirable consequences of WiFi locking.
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.Read more: The Slovak Constitutional Court has cancelled mass surveillance of citizens
On 23 April 2014, the Slovak Constitutional Court preliminary suspended effectiveness of the Slovak implementation of Data Retention Directive, which was repealed as invalid by the Court of Justice of the European Union only this month. Slovak Constitutional Court did so in a pending proceedings (PL. ÚS 10/2014), which was initiated by European Information Society Institute (EISi) with support of 30 Members of Parliament. Although the case is already pending for before the Court since October 2012, the Court decided to issue this preliminary measure and accept the case for the further review only now.
The group of Slovak MPs files the complaint against the data retention before the Slovak Constitutional Court. In its complaint it requests the Constitutional Court to rule on the local implementation of the data retention and scrutinize its conformity with the Slovak constitution, and if necessary, it asks the Constitutional Court to file the preliminary reference before the Court of Justice of the European Union on the validity of the data retention directive. The complaint is being authored and prepared by the Slovak based intellectual property and internet law research center, European Information Society Institute (EISi), which pushed for this complaint in the last two years.
European Information Society Institute (EISi) yesterday submitted its third party intervention submission before the European Court of Human Rights in Delfi AS v. Estonia, a case concerning the liability of Internet intermediaries for third party comments.