Dec 092010
 
 December 9, 2010  Court, Non-U.S., Online

Options to enforce legal gags on users of social networking websites like Facebook will be discussed today at a meeting of Australia’s attorneys-general.

One of the attorneys-general, John Rau, from South Australia, this morning said he would raise concerns about the effectiveness of suppression orders in the age of social networking.

“The publishing on a site such as Facebook of the name of an accused, whose identity is suppressed, could prejudice a fair trial and prevent justice being done,” he said.

Read more in The Age.

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