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Woman compensated after website violates her privacy

IFENG.COM has been ordered to pay 24,500 yuan (US$3,929) compensation to a woman for violating her right to privacy, Pudong New Area People's Court ruled recently.

In June 2013, the woman, surnamed Long, was harassed by a man while on a Shanghai subway train. Another passenger had recorded a video of the incident and later uploaded it on Ifeng.com, the court heard.

The video revealed her identity because it did not obscure her face. Once she had discovered it, she contacted Ifeng.com to delete it, but there was no response.

The video went viral and other news media outlets reported the story, resulting in damage to Long’s reputation, the court heard.

The man who harassed Long was later caught, detained for three days and fined 5,000 yuan.




 

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