Introducing the 'Troll Prevention Law' that obliges the disclosure of the identity of trolls on SNS

People who often use SNS etc. should have seen bad words and rants written anonymously. Even anonymous posts may be identified by SNS or providers and disclosed in court, but if the platform refuses to disclose information, it may become unreasonable. In response to these problems, the Australian Government announced on November 28, 2021, the 'Troll Prevention Bill' that requires the disclosure of the identity of so-called 'vandalism' that disseminates slander and slander on the Internet.

Social media companies could be forced to give out names and contact details, under new anti-troll laws --ABC News

Australian government's'anti-troll' legislation would allow social media users to sue bullies | Australia news | The Guardian

Australian PM proposes defamation laws forcing social platforms to unmask trolls --The Verge

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said at a press conference on November 28, 'The online world should not be a lawless zone where people are hurt by defamation.' He revealed that he is in the process of creating a new law to prevent defamation.

The new bill will allegedly require the platform to disclose the identity of the 'vandalism' that writes slander on online platforms such as social media, and if the platform does not reveal its identity in court, the platform will pay for defamation. It is stipulated that you must pay.

The platform will also be required to build a 'grievance system' that victims of slander can use to file complaints. With this system, anyone who posts a post that may be slanderous will be asked to delete the post in response to a complaint from the victim. If the poster refuses to delete the post and the victim resorts to legal action, the platform will ask the poster for permission to publish the contact.

If the poster refuses to disclose the contact information, the platform can disclose the identity without the consent of the user by the 'end user information disclosure order' based on the law. If the platform does not disclose the perpetrator's identity or is unable to identify it due to technical issues, the platform will have to respond to claims on behalf of the perpetrator as described above. ..

'It wouldn't be more than SNS's ability to identify people who are writing inappropriately,' said Anthony Albanise, leader of the Australian Labor Party, in response to Morrison's announcement. The new law, which requires the identification and disclosure of users, is not unreasonable, he said.

On the other hand, Mr. Albanise said, 'We are not just a performance that this law is not effective, because the perpetrator can easily circumvent the regulation by writing from outside Australia, such as creating an account with an overseas IP address. I'm going to make sure. '

In addition, the IT news site The Verge said about the problem of the new law, 'It is unclear what kind of information SNS etc. are specifically required to collect and disclose. What is more worrisome is how much abusive information is available. We don't know the criteria for publication. If this definition isn't clear, it can lead to a serious privacy crisis. '

The law will be officially announced in the near future and is expected to be submitted to Congress in early 2022.

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