Day: September 28, 2012

Privacy protects anonymity in cyberbulling case says Supreme CourtPrivacy protects anonymity in cyberbulling case says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court released its reasons in the A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc., 2012 SCC 46 case yesterday. The main issue in the case was whether the privacy interests of a child to keep her identity anonymous in legal proceedings outweighed the open court principle.

The case arose from a 15-year-old girl finding out that someone had posted a Facebook profile using her picture, a slightly modified version of her name, and other particulars identifying her. Accompanying the picture was some unflattering commentary about the girl’s appearance along with sexually explicit references.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-09-28Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-09-28


  • iPhone 5, LTE networks tighten squeeze on Wind, Mobilicity #
  • RIM shares climb as BB10 inspires fresh hope #
  • Copyright issue gets louder at live concerts – India #
  • 7 Retailers Settle with FTC, Agree to Stop Spying on Up to 400,000 Computer Rental Customers #
  • Defending the First Amendment in the 21st Century #
  • Good review of electronic contracting Schnabel v.