DrewTech Series Chapter 3: I host, you post, I get sued?
24 Sep 2019
A company operating a public webpage which invites comments to be posted by members of the public on its webpage faces a risk of being found liable for defamation, especially if the company is shown to have control over the material posted on its public webpage. This note touches on the implications of this common practice and the often unanticipated legal risk which attaches to the same. Organisations would benefit from considering the various precautionary measures which can be implemented in their management of public webpages to mitigate defamation risk, especially given the increasing reliance placed on public webpages for business purposes.
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