A few of the privacy stories this blog covered during 2010 involved web sites “outing” commenters. One of the most shocking of these stories was the Cleveland Plain Dealer case involving a sitting judge. The judge, whose daughter took responsibility for posting the comments, sued the paper. As the year draws to a close, the case has reportedly been settled:
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold and her daughter have dismissed their lawsuit against The Plain Dealer and its reporters and editors. The Saffolds reached a financial settlement with Advance Internet.
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