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The Augsburger Allgemeine reports that an Amazon customer is being sued for EUR 70,000 after leaving a negative online review. The compensation is being sought by a trader, whose account was suspended, allegedly as a result of the negative review. Is the trader’s action justified?
Investigative journalists regularly run the risk of overstepping legal boundaries. This article discusses some of the possible criminal and civil sanctions that can apply to investigative journalism activities such as conducting research or publishing secret information received through informants. Weiterlesen →
The German Press Council has publicly reprimanded the German online newspapers, Bild.de and FAZ.net (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). In total, the Press Council’s complaints committee issued reprimands in four cases. Weiterlesen →
The German Employment Appeals Tribunal has set the record straight in a judgment on the use of secret video surveillance in the workplace, deciding that employee personality rights have precedence. Weiterlesen →
In recent days a debate in Germany has erupted about freedom of the press and the right to report on tax evasion cases. Words like reputation damage, defamation, invasion of privacy and breach of confidentiality in tax affairs have been used. Where should the line be drawn? Weiterlesen →
Forces across North Rhine-Westphalia use Facebook to publish police searches. Is conducting police hunts via Facebook legal? Christian Solmecke, German lawyer and partner at WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE conducts an appraisal. Weiterlesen →
A business’ reputation can improve greatly through online reviews. But the consequences of negatives reviews can also be severe. In certain circumstances, online businesses can protect themselves from bad reviews. Weiterlesen →
While Facebook connects friends, there are also instances of insulting and defamatory statements being made public. It can be particularly disheartening if users activate the Facebook’s ‘like’ button in relation to such content. But what are the legal consequences of defamation of Facebook? Weiterlesen →
Google’s auto-complete function does not always produce favourable results. Incorrect entries showing someone in a bad light can damage a person’s reputation. A new decision by a court in Munich has clarified Google’s obligations with regard to false auto-complete entries. Weiterlesen →