In its decision, Germany's highest civil court referred to the "right to be forgotten" of the General Data Protection Regulation. It is crucial if someone does not agree with the search results that an Internet search engine displays after entering their own name. In the specific case, it was about two plaintiffs who were bothered by the fact that a Google search showed critical articles about their professional activity and photos from it in the image search. The Federal Court of Justice decided to leave the articles in the results list - but obliged Google to change the results of the image search. We talk to Louisa Specht-Riemenschneider about the background to the decision. She is Professor of Civil Law, Information and Data Law at the University of Bonn, where she heads the Research Center for Legal Issues of New Technologies and Data Law.
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Last week, the Federal Constitutional Court heard a hearing on Ismet H.'s constitutional complaint. The complainant was acquitted decades ago in a nationally acclaimed criminal trial – but could now be prosecuted because of new evidence and a change in the law. He is of the opinion that this violates the prohibition of double jeopardy in the Basic Law. We look at the pros and cons.
Also on the show: An update on the Andy Warhol case from episode 230, a "fair verdict" on the Tübingen packaging tax and – as always in the episodes with Patrick Bahners – a legal literature tip.
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Topics of the show:
00:03:54 Interview with Prof. Dr. Louisa Specht-Riemenschneider on the "right to be forgotten"
00:29:52 Oral hearing of the Federal Constitutional Court on the "Möhlmann case"
00:43:17 Update on the Warhol case (eps. 230)
01:01:48 "Fair verdict" of the Federal Administrative Court on the Tübingen packaging tax
01:13:55 Literary interview with Prof. Dr. Milos Vec on the work of Jan Schröder