right to privacy

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May 19 '17 12:45

The fundamental rights of Volkert van der Graaf, convicted murderer of politician Pim Fortuyn, were violated when personal information about him leaked to the public just before his release in 2014, the National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen concluded in a complaint filed by Van der Graaf, the Volkskrant reports.

According to the newspaper, an anonymized version of the report can be found on the Ombudsman's website. "The applicant was imprisoned for a criminal offense which received a lot of media attention" the Ombudsman's report states. 

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Sep 15 '16 09:17

A Dutch court ordered newspaper De Volkskrant to pay Mohammed Rashid 1,500 euros in compensation. Rashid filed a lawsuit against the Volkskrant after his photo appeared on the newspaper's front page without his permission. The Volkskrant is appealing against the ruling

Jun 17 '14 08:49

The front page of today's copy of De Telegraaf newspaper is one big photograph of Pim Fortuyn's killer, Volkert van der Graaf, who recently came out of prison. The paper published the photograph of Van der Graaf on his way to meet his lawyer in Amsterdam. It is the first image that has been published of him since he shot Pim Fortuyn in May 2002.