Posted on: January 3, 2018
The Law Commission of Ontario has cited Dr. Chris Hunt’s article “The Common Law’s Hodgepodge Protection of Privacy” (2015) 66 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 161 in its Consultation Paper Defamation Law in the Internet Age.
The LCO’s project is the most comprehensive analysis of Ontario’s defamation law framework to date. The project is examining the underlying purpose and function of defamation law and how defamation law should be updated to account for “internet speech,” including social media, blogs, internet platforms and digital media.
The Consultation Paper, published November 2017, can be accessed at http://www.lco-cdo.org/en/our-current-projects/defamation-law-in-the-internet-age/