Why Court Sentences should not be published in Social Media

Although sentences are supposed to be public in Spain, in such a way that all citizens can access them to be sure that there has been a fair process and with all the legal guarantees, the truth is that publishing them without omitting certain personal data, has its limitations. One thing is access to court decisions and another is its exposition and data treatment.


When the right to privacy of individuals comes into play, certain restrictions can be placed on freedom of expression. This is the central nucleus that the Provincial Court of Palencia had to deal with in a matter in which it condemned for illegitimate interference in the right to privacy and the payment of three thousand euros to a woman who published a criminal sentence (that she was part of) in her social networks.

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