Damages for Online Defamation – Recent Cases [July 2019 to Feb 2022] – Updated March 2022

Courts continue to award large sums for online defamation. High Court rules that companies, organisations or individuals who create and administer public Facebook pages or pages on other networking platforms, which encourage or facilitate the posting of comments or content by third party users, will be liable as publishers for third party defamatory content or comments that have been posted on their page…

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New South Wales Privacy Laws

Australian privacy laws are complex with Commonwealth and State privacy legislation to be considered whenever a privacy breach occurs.  Stephens Lawyers & Consultants’ ‘Privacy Breaches in N.S.W. – Information Sheet’ provides information on N.S.W. privacy laws. Privacy Breaches in New South Wales – Information Sheet Privacy breaches in New South Wales (NSW) involving an individual’s… Read More

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Damages for Online Defamation – Recent Cases – Updated August 2021

Recent Cases – July 2019 to August 2021 Stephens Lawyers & Consultants* Publication of defamatory comments on websites, social media and business networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn can cause devastating harm to both personal and business reputation and business losses.  Some of the defamatory material published is of such an extreme… Read More

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