Defamation: Is a Significant Shift in the Criteria for Determining Jurisdiction at EU level on the Way?

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) is looking again at the question of jurisdiction in respect of defamatory online content.  An opinion on a preliminary ruling from Advocate General Gerard Hogan, formerly a judge of the Irish Court of Appeal, which was requested by the French Cour de Cassation indicates that a significant shift in the criteria for determining whether a claim can be brought in a given Member State may be on the way.

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