Crumbling Anonymity Online

If you want to say things about a company or individual online, that is fine. But to do so behind the shroud of anonymity may not be possible anymore. See this article for details.

The ability of Michigan residents to criticize anonymously on the Internet is under fire following a ruling this week by an Ingham County judge, a national consumers’ rights group said Thursday.

That’s because in allowing the Thomas M. Cooley Law School to publicly name a blogger, the court is setting precedent in Michigan that would make it easy for powerful organizations or people to retaliate against those who need protection for bringing to light bad practices, said Paul Levy, an attorney with Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group.

Lets hope the Internet Privacy Laws don’t crumble in the face of cases like this.

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