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TitleThe right to privacy and identity on social network sites : a comparative legal perspective
AuthorSkosana, Milton Themba
SubjectAnonymous user
SubjectData law
SubjectProtection of personal information
SubjectSocial network sites
SubjectSocial media
SubjectRight to privacy
SubjectRight to identity
SubjectInternet service provider liability
SubjectData protection -- Law and legislation -- South Africa
SubjectPrivacy, Right of -- South Africa
SubjectSocial media -- Law and legislation -- South Africa
SubjectInternet service providers -- South Africa
SubjectLiability (Law) -- South Africa
SubjectInternet -- Law and legislation -- South Africa
Format1 online resource (12 unnumbered leaves, 214 leaves)
AbstractThis study focuses on the use of Social Network Sites (SNSs) and certain personality rights (specifically the right to privacy and the right to identity) that may be infringed by this use. The study also discusses data protection law as the protection of the rights to privacy and identity are interlinked with data protection in that data protection assumes importance when there is processing of personal information on SNSs. The study seeks to determine whether South African law provides adequate protection for the interests that form the object of these personality rights, and highlights certain shortcomings, particularly in the context of SNSs. It also suggests solutions where there are shortcomings by learning from other jurisdictions. Related issues investigated are: who should be held responsible for the user-generated content uploaded on SNSs; the role of the Internet Service Provider (ISP); and how to deal with anonymous defendants.
AbstractPrivate Law
AbstractLL. M.
IdentifierSkosana, Milton Themba (2016) The right to privacy and identity on social network sites : a comparative legal perspective, University of South Africa, Pretoria,