Google unlikely to be held liable for defamatory 'autocomplete' suggestions in UK, says expert

Posted in: Legal & Security at 07/11/2012 16:13

The UK courts would be likely to rule that Google is not a publisher of terms it suggests to users of its search engine, an expert has said.

Such a ruling would mean that Google would not be liable if information displayed via its 'autocomplete' function was defamatory, said media law specialist Ian Birdsey of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.
www.out-law.com/en/articles/2012/november/google-unlikely-to-be-held-liable-for-defamatory-autocomplete-suggestions-in-uk-says-expert/

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