I ask this question because PAWS is after a Facebook user who posted pics of a dog on a clothesline. A man is also on trial over Twitter ‘affair’. Not to say that the Facebook user is right, or that PAWS is wrong, I ask this question in general. I think we need to redefine what is public, and what is private on the Internet. I think it could mean a difference between defamation or crime someday.
If a profile on Facebook or on twitter, set to private, and only N people are allowed to see that profile, and not the public, does it translate to the same way as we hold privacy in our home? Or is it then equivalent to a conversation between two friends or a group of people? Is there a difference if we say this thread is private? Does it elevate the correspondence and communication to a certain degree of confidentiality?
If a profile is locked private does it have bearing on Information published without the consent of the person who first said so? Should that then be inadmissible as evidence?
What say you Internet?
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