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Privacy Case Goes to Supreme Court

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May 11, 2012

A Nova Scotia teenager has brought her cyber-bullying case to the Supreme Court of Canada this week where it will be decided if she can keep her name private while bringing a defamation charge against her alleged bully. The case, known as A.B. v. Bragg Communications, pits freedom of the press against the “vulnerability of young girls subject to online sexualized bullying and the risk of harm if they're required to reveal their identity and republish comments,” reports Canada.com. Last year, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled against the teen, saying, "To be able to proceed with a defamation claim under a cloak of secrecy is contrary to the quintessential features of defamation law."
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