Constitutional Court, On behalf of a minor vs. “El nuevo día” newspaper & Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar, Judgment T-453/13

Document type
Court Decision
A newspaper published information regarding an allegedly sexually abused minor. The published information, which leaked from governmental institutions, almost revealed the minor's identity completely. The Court confirmed that, by making the information available on the Internet and make it retrivable through search engines, the privacy right of the minor was violated. As in the previous judgment T-040/13 (see below), the Court ruled that Google Colombia was not responsible for the information displayed through the search engine. Instead, liability was to be casted only upon the the newspaper, which collected, analyzed, processed and disseminated the information about the minor.
Topic, claim, or defense
Privacy or Data Protection
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Highest Domestic/National (including State) Court
Type of service provider
Search Engine or Index
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Strengthens Immunity