Legal risks of online publishing

Link and summary by Madalitso Ziba.

An individual/companies can be sued for publishing someone?s private or personal information online without their permission. This applies even when the provided facts are accurate. Publishing information that harms the reputation of another person, group or an organization also makes internet users liable for defamation or false light.

http://www.dmlp.org/blog/2008/understanding-your-legal-risks-when-you-blog-or-publish-online

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