Google Has No Duty To Police User Content: Italian Court

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 9:58 PM EST) -- Google Inc. and other tech companies do not have to review each piece of content uploaded by their users to weed out offensive material, an Italian appeals court said Wednesday in a ruling that cleared three Google executives of criminal privacy charges.

Requiring companies like Google to verify and approve all of the data uploaded to their networks would compromise users' freedom of expression and thought as well as harm the site's functionality, the Milan Court of Appeals said in explaining its December decision to toss...
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