Prague – The Office for the Protection of Personal Data (ÚOOÚ) has started administrative proceedings against Nova TV because last week it broadcast a live broadcast of the verdict against former deputy Dominik Feri, accused of rape, on its website. The server iROZHLAS.cz reported it today. In the broadcast of the judgment, information about the injured women was heard, for which the television faces a fine of up to five million. Nova TV spokeswoman Barbora Dlabáčková told ČTK that the TV is aware that the office is looking into the matter, but she cannot comment further.
“The Office for the Protection of Personal Data has initiated administrative proceedings against TV Nova on suspicion of committing an offense under the Personal Data Processing Act,” the office’s spokesperson, Milan Řepka, told the server. According to him, the television could have committed it by publishing data enabling the identification of three persons in the position of victims through a publicly accessible computer network.
Last week on Thursday, Nova TV broadcast a live broadcast of the verdict by which the District Court for Prague 3 sentenced Feri to three years in prison for two counts of rape and attempted rape. At the same time, the verdict contained information about the victims, the publication of which is prohibited by law.
Television https://twitter.com/televizninoviny/status/1720041388383813688 among other things, because she could not anticipate what the content of the judgment would be and personal data did not appear in further news coverage. However, the personal data of the victims are always part of the verdicts, both convicting and acquitting. “We are aware that the office is dealing with this, we cannot comment on it further,” ČTK Dlabáčková said today.
The representative of the injured girls, Adéla Hořejší, told journalists after the verdict that she considered the broadcast of the broadcast to be the height of bad taste. She emphasized that the journalists did not have permission from the court to broadcast the broadcast. The fact that the judge did not allow video or audio transmissions from the courtroom was confirmed last week by the president of the circuit court, Radek Mařík.
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