When I attended the Institute for the Future of Law Practice boot camp in May 2018 in Chicago, Professor Matthew Kugler from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law gave a lecture on cybersecurity, explaining how big data companies are turning humans into business products. In this information age, we are creating a breadcrumb trail of information about who we […]
Given the enormous growth in online defamation claims on social media, almost all requesting a removal of defamatory comments, these claims are not ideal for court-based resolution and should be subject to an alternative resolution framework. In the recent Law Commission of Ontario’s conference, Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?, experts […]
Fair Balance, Proportionality and Revamping the Publication Rule — Will these Efforts Resolve the Problem of Online Intermediaries? It’s Unlikely.
The Law Commission of Ontario recently held a conference as part of a consultation process for its “Defamation Law in the Internet Age” project. The event provided scope for continuing the conversation around reform of defamation laws in the context of fast-moving and far-reaching developments in technology and social values.