De Priete Yamila Daiana c/ Google Inc. y otro s/ medidas cautelares

Cámara de Apelaciones en lo Civil, Sala H, [National Civil Court of Appeals] - Incidente civil, Expte. N° 22595/2015, February, 2016
Document type
Court Decision

The plaintiff requested the blocking of any link to web sites in which photographs obtained from her Facebook account were published. This request was related to the news regarding the death of Alberto Nisman, an Argentine prosecutor. The Court rejected the request. First, according to the Court, the "highest disclosure of public information" principle prevailed as it was a case of public interest. There was a general interest to have access to this information. Second, the Court stated that Facebook's main objective consisted in sharing images and events. Consequently, limits to privacy had to be cautiously determined, especially when images relate to a case of public interest.

Topic, claim, or defense
Privacy or Data Protection
Freedom of Expression
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Appellate Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
Search Engine or Index
Issues addressed
Notice Formalities
Trigger for OSP obligations
Procedural Protections for Users and Publishers
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Monitor or Filter
Type of liability
Negligence Liability
Tort/Extracontractual Liability
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Strengthens Immunity
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Knowledge (Includes Notice and Takedown)
Takedown/Act Upon Court Order