FIRST SECTION CASE OF BIANCARDI v. ITALY (Application no. 77419/16) JUDGMENT Art 10 • Freedom of expression • Civil judgment against newspaper editor for refusal over long period to de-index article on criminal case against private individuals, easily accessible by typing names into Internet search engine • Obligation to de-index material applicable not only to Internet search engine providers but also to administrators of newspaper or journalistic archives accessible via Internet • Information on sensitive data easily accessible online for eight months after formal request to remove it by persons concerned • Sanction not excessive • No requirement to permanently remove article from Internet or to anonymise it STRASBOURG 25 November 2021 FINAL 25/02/2022 This judgment has become final under Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

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