Dentist can force Google to hand over a reviewer’s data, Australian court rules

CNN | Feb 14, 2020 at 8:43 PM
  • London (CNN Business)A court in Australia has ruled that a dentist who claims he was defamed in a Google review can serve the tech giant with an order to unmask the post’s author.
  • An anonymous user with the name “CBsm 23” wrote a review of a Melbourne clinic alleging the dentist made a procedure “extremely awkward and uncomfortable” and gave the impression that he “had never done this before.”
  • The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a lawsuit alleging that the company “engaged in misleading conduct and made false or misleading representations to consumers” related to location data.