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Law Commission wants name-and-shame, take-down measures against cyberbullies

August 17, 2012
Chris Keall | Wednesday August 15, 2012 | 15 comments

The Law Commission says the government should introduce sweeping new measures to fight cyber-bullying – including anew Communications Tribunal that would have the power to name-and-shame online offenders, and force ISPs or websites to take down content.

It is also proposing a new electronic communications offence for those aged 14 and over.

Amendments to the Harassment Act, Human Rights Act, Privacy Act and Crimes Act will be required if Justice Minister Judith Collins accepts all of the Commission’s recommendations. Full Article Here.

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