[ILUG] Does www.RateMyTeacher.IE meet criteria of Data Protection
theirishmole at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 13:39:11 GMT 2005
On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 13:42:10 +0000, Eircom - Carroll
<codonoghue at eircom.net> wrote:
> I am interested in the views of this informed group on the web site
> www.RateMyTeacher.IE, specifically regarding the Data Protection Act.
> This site names and rates teachers - ostensibly from comments from
> pupils and their parents - from 1 (poor) to 5 (good). It also has an
> additional COMMENTS field, used to offer such pearls as...
> 'Needs to learn to relax and stop cracking the same old "jokes".Good
> because she gets the top students not because she inspires them.'.
> 'one of the most sad people i have ever met. Has a bad attitude
> toward students and will live a long and lonley life.'
> The site also features a "Wall of Shame" that names schools firewalling
> access to this site.
> In my forties, I joined opened an account as an unidentifiable 14-year
> old using a friends PC and was immediately capable of sullying any
> teacher's, or schools reputation.
> Can a commercial site offering such "facilities" against clearly
> identifiable individuals, by persons anonymous, be legal?
> Yours, etc,
> C O'Donoghue.
> Irish Linux Users' Group
its no different than me posting to a forum.
the liability rests with the poster, not the site.
although they may be obliged to remove liable comments
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