- Internet Rumor Damage
Damage caused by rumors on the Internet can be handled by law
While there are strong calls for protection of personal information and privacy, malicious posts on the Internet by people wearing "anonymity" are causing damage.
Negative rumors can spread quickly far and wide, often devastate the individual.
In addition, bad reputations transmitted over the Internet can exert a great influence instantly through SNS and other channels.
These harmful rumors and slanders can be eliminated by the site's operator (provider) through the appropriate process. You can also claim damages if you can obtain an IP address and identify the sender (writer).
However, since the storage period of IP addresses of each site operator is short, it is important for you to promptly consult with a legal professional.
Is there any such problem on the Internet?
Negative keywords are displayed on their own on search candidates.
There is a negative expression in the relevant words of the search results.
Defamation is written on boards such as two channels.
Sites or blogs that unilaterally describe negative content exist
Negative information scattered over the Internet can cause enormous damage to companies and organizations.
If the negative information on the Internet is left unattended, the following risks can be assumed.
- Damage to the reputation of a company or product
- Lower orders and contracts
- Lower motivation in current employees
- Orders could be terminated by suppliers
- Difficulty in recruiting new employees
- Loss of credibility and leakage of personal information and confidential information
Please refrain from making deletion requests without consulting the advice of experts
We do not advise that you ask for the deletion of negative information by yourself for several reasons. Firstly, without the necessary knowledge of procedure it is unlikely that a service provider will agree to your request. If your case is denied the other party will be then notified of your request, which only exacerbates the situation.
Instead of trying to request deletion based on information written on the Internet, first consult a person with expertise in net slandering before taking action.
Appropriate handling by experts is the safest and most effective solution to your problems.
In the case of online slander, there may not be many cases where you immediately consider consulting a lawyer. Nevertheless, if you make an easy request for the deletion of a post on an individual level, the other party may be made aware of the request and the situation may become worse.Consulting an attorney is the best way for you to solve matters of slander without the risk of making the situation worse for yourself through error.
Specific measures to deal with harmful rumors (procedures based on Law concerning the Liability of Internet Service Provider)
In May 2002, the Act on the Limitation of Liability for Damages of Specified Telecommunications Service Providers and the Right to Demand Disclosure of Identification Information of the Senders, which is generally referred to as the "Law concerning the Liability of Internet Service Provider" came into effect.
The enactment of this law provides a legal basis for requesting the deletion of the written content and for requesting the disclosure of information by those who have written it. Specific measures that can be taken in accordance with the law are as follows.
Requests for deletion of SNS content such as internet messaging boards, blogs, and Twitter
If it is believed that the content written on the Internet is harmful to rumors, you can request that the writing be deleted along the Law concerning the Liability of Internet Service Provider.
Identify the content of the write you want to delete (infringing information), where it is written, and the reason for the infringement, and request the provider that can prevent the transmission of the infringing information to delete the content.
The provider who receives the request for deletion confirms that the person who writes it agrees to the request for deletion and determines whether or not to actually delete it.
If the person who wrote did not respond within seven days that he or she did not agree to the request for deletion, the provider will not be liable for the act, even if it deletes it in its sole discretion.
In such a case, it is expected that the write contents will be deleted.
Petition for Provisional Disposition of Request for Deletion of Write
It is also possible that the provider does not respond to the request for write deletion.
In this case, you may file a provisional disposition to order the provider to delete the write in court proceedings.
Provisional dispositions are more expeditious than ordinary court proceedings.
Caller Information Disclosure Request
In addition to curbing harmful rumors, the provider can also be asked to disclose information about the person who wrote the content in order to identify the perpetrator of the slanderous claims.
However, in some cases, the communication channel may be routed through more than one provider, and you may have to request disclosure of the sender's information for each provider you go through.
Claim for damage
If the person who wrote the information can be identified, compensation for damage may be claimed according to the contents of the written information.
For those suffering from internet rumors in Utsunomiya City
Our attorneys sympathize with those who suffer from harmful rumors on the Internet.
If you are the victim of false rumors on the internet, please feel free to consult our office because we have a good track record in successfully getting "request for prompt deletion" and "claim for damages from the disclosure of the sender's information".
While any reputational damages caused by internet rumor can remain permanently, the IP address of the sender of the information will vanish after a period of time. Which is why it is essential that you consult a legal professional as soon as you can.
We look forward to hearing from you.