Google ordered to unmask blogger in India

Google has been ordered to unamsk the identity of an anonymous blogger in Indian that has been accused in a defamation case against a construction company, according to Wired News and the Wall Street Journal this morning.

Wired writes:

The blogger known only as “Toxic Writer,” is accused of attacking the Mumbai-based Gremach Infrastructure Equipments & Projects Ltd. in what they are calling a “hate campaign.”

The blog was taken down, and Google’s Indian subsidiary is claiming they are not responsible for the Blogger.com service.

India, as a former British Commonwealth nation, has a legal system that does not have an equivalent to the US’s First Amendment, protecting free speech.

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