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Credits: Mail Online Reporting by Liisa Tuhkanen; Editing by Tom Heneghan Google Inc said on Monday it had reached a settlement with a British businessman over defamatory postings in its search results describing him as a pedophile, a murderer and a money-launderer. Above excerpts and read the full article on www.dailymail.co.uk

KwikChex discusses the laws concerning outdated and irrelevant online reviews on BBC Radio 4 programme You & Yours. KwikChex is taking a number of new actions following recent rulings and changes in the laws, including applications under the Right to be Forgotten principles and defamation. We are also pursuing an international ethical campaign to improve […]

Credits: WCPO By: Jane Andreasik ‘Don’t ever assume you’re anonymous’ “Everyone is promoting ‘Oh, no one’s going to be able to figure out who you are’ is very dangerous for a lot of kids. Don’t ever assume you’re anonymous. Don’t do it under the disbelief that it’s not going to be traced back to you,” […]

Credits: The Oregonian By: Aimee Green Thinking of posting a bad review about your latest dining experience, doctor you consulted or contractor you hired? Better think twice, if you don’t want to get sued. That’s the de facto message the Oregon Court of Appeals sent Wednesday, when it breathed new life into a $7,500 defamation […]

Credits: The Washington Times By: Joe Hadeed Back in 1955, when a customer brought a rug to Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, it would be hand-cleaned in my family’s driveway. Today, we still clean carpets with the same care and attention, but we’ve grown quite a lot over the decades, and now serve more than 30,000 residential […]

Credits: Business 2 Community By: Cynthia Effinger ‘The fact that a consumer can now share their experiences with thousands at a time through a simple Facebook post is both thrilling and frightening.’ ‘Amy’s Baking Company: A Social Media Nightmare Amy, an Arizona restaurateur, and her co-owner husband recently appeared on the reality show “Kitchen Nightmares” […]

Credits: Advocacy Global Voices Online ‘In many countries, the line between the right to free expression and an individual’s right to protect his or her reputation is a blurry one. In the Internet age, the issue has become even more complex. The Internet has created new opportunities for individuals to express their own opinions, but […]

Credits: Caterer and Hotelkeeper By: Janet Harmer ‘Six of the bed and breakfast operators in the current series of the Channel 4 programme Four in a Bed are seeking legal advice after receiving abuse following their television appearance.’ ‘Chris Emmins, the founder of Kwikchex, the online company which helps businesses protect their reputation, said the […]

Credits: IDG News Service By Mikael Ricknäs ‘The Swedish Data Inspection Board wants to make “grave” defamatory remarks made online a crime, even in cases that are currently protected by the country’s constitution. The statement from the public authority follows an inquiry last year by a parliamentary committee that examined whether to update the constitution’s […]

Credits: thestar.com By: David Graham ‘Katz, 42, posted two negative reviews on restaurantthing. com — the first time she’d ever written an online review — about her unsatisfactory dining experience at Mambo Nuevo Latino restaurant in Ottawa’s ByWard Market.’ ‘That should have been the end of it. Instead, Mambo’s 41-year-old owner Marisol Simoes retaliated by unleashing […]

Credits: The Australian By: Claire Connelly “AN Australian man has won a landmark defamation case against Google after images of him were published alongside gangland figures including drug baron Tony Mokbel. The man – who has lived in Australia for 42 years also claimed that a Google search for his name brought up stories about […]

Credits: The Telegraph By: Rosa Prince ‘Former Conservative co-Treasurer, Peter Cruddas, who resigned after boasting that a donation to the Party would be ‘awesome’ for businesses is suing the political consultant who first reported the story.’ ‘Peter Cruddas, a multi-millionaire banker and businessman, is said to have begun legal proceedings for defamation against Mark Adams, […]

In the latest research by KwikChex – into thousands of online allegations of food poisoning, the results showed some eyebrow-raising statistics and cases. There are certainly well over 100,000 online allegations of food poisoning in the UK alone. Of 200 cases where KwikChex has been asked for assistance by business owners claiming false allegations, there […]

Credits: The Ottawa Citizen By: Andrew Seymour ‘The husband and the general manager of a ByWard Market restaurant owner also had motive and opportunity to defame a dissatisfied customer who posted a negative review online, a defence lawyer argued in court Tuesday.’ Above excerpts and read the full story on The Ottawa Citizen

Credits: The Telegraph By: Martin Beckford ‘Damages awarded in personal injury, nuisance and defamation cases will rise by 10 per cent from next year, the country’s most senior judges have announced.’ ‘However public bodies that are often sued in civil courts, such as the NHS, will actually save money under the reforms as they will […]

Credits: Huffington Post UK By Michael Rundle ‘The age of the troll could be over. Websites might be forced to unmask people who post defamatory statements online. Under new government proposals in the Defamation Bill, victims of online bullying will gain the right to discover the identity of those posting “scurrilous rumour and allegations” on […]

The proposed changes to UK defamation laws that were included in the Queen's Speech last week would have a profound effect on online reviews.  The government has made clear its intentions to support free speech, while also enabling claimants to protect their reputation by securing removal of defamatory material without undue delay - and to [...]

Credits: The Telegraph – Travel By: Oliver Smith “TripAdvisor, the travel review website, may have to change the way it operates if proposed changes to defamation laws go ahead and a new complaint being considered by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) is upheld.” “Several hoteliers are also taking legal action individually against the website for […]

Almost everyone would acknowledge that the worldwide web is saturated with fraud and deceit. Online defamation is soaring and both consumers and reputable businesses suffer. KwikChex believes that significant improvements to reliability of information are readily achievable and obviously desirable. We are inviting a wide range of businesses, including some of the most influential such […]

KwikChex News Release 01/09/2011 The Advertising Standards Authority have written to KwikChex, confirming that they have considered the issues raised regarding TripAdvisor – and have decided to deal with it under their formal investigations procedure. TripAdvisor will be asked to respond and provide evidence to support their own position. This is one of a number […]

Credits: HotelNewsNow.com By: Stacey Mieyal Higgins “It’s a relatively new phenomenon—customers actually shaping a brand by commenting and sharing experiences. Yet travelers rely so heavily on peer experiences that to not manage it, to not stay on top of guest comments, is to ignore one of the most important parts of your brand.” “Chris Emmins, […]

As reported recently by the BBC, the existing action is against TripAdvisor. Thousands of unfounded, malicious and wholly unproven allegations are on their site which are damaging the reputation of blameless businesses. These include accusations of: Food poisoning Fraud and theft Racism Assault The Case Against TripAdvisor Expert legal advice has been provided that indicates […]

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