The head of a precinct did not manage to convince a publisher to remove statements he found disparaging made about him on a blog. To get the article removed entirely from the site, he sued the hosting company in an emergency proceeding, claiming his right to object to data processing on legitimate grounds under the Data Protection Act.
He failed to succeed, as the Paris court considered that such a request would undermine the rules protecting freedom of speech. The offended individual should have sued the blog publisher, not the host.
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