n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - Problematic issues surrounding transborder cybersmear
|Article Title||Problematic issues surrounding transborder cybersmear|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||360 - 387|
|Keyword(s)||University of South Africa|
With its worldwide, instantaneous reach, the Internet has transformed the manner in which online users can communicate with each other and view information. However, it has also provided a platform for employees to defame their employers and for individuals to post false information on financial bulletin boards or stock-related chat rooms, often referred to as corporate cybersmear, which can cause real damage to a corporation and be potentially devastating to its stock value. No company wants to learn that its good name or that of a key employee is being attacked by unknown parties on the Internet. Today, many public and private companies face varied threats from individuals using the Internet in ways that harm these businesses or their management.
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