Author: Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2022-10-15Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2022-10-15



Digital Charter Implementation Act

The Digital Charter Implementation Act: problems and criticisms – the preambleThe Digital Charter Implementation Act: problems and criticisms – the preamble



Canada is planning to revamp its comprehensive privacy law by repealing the existing privacy law, PIPEDA, and by enacting Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act (“DCIA”). This law would enact three separate but interrelated laws, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA), Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act (PIDTA), and Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA). Bill C-27 replaced Bill C-11 (the former drafts of the CPPA and PIDTA). While the DCIA attempts to rectify some of the criticisms with Bill C-11, many of the problems remain and problems have emerged in the new Bill.…

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Google defamation

Google’s defamation liability: Google LLC v DefterosGoogle’s defamation liability: Google LLC v Defteros



Is a search engine a publisher for defamation purposes when an organic search result returns a hyperlink to materials that are defamatory? According to a divided High Court of Australia in Google LLC v Defteros [2022] HCA 27, it is not. However, search engines may still be liable for defamation if search results encourage or entice users to click on links or if contextually the results amount to adoption or endorsement of the specific content linked to.

The Google case illustrates the struggle courts have in applying common law defamation principles to modern forms of making content available.…

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