Facebook and Dutch revenge porn victim back in court

5th November 2015, Comments 0 comments

A legal dispute between social network Facebook and a Dutch revenge porn victim takes a new twist this week, as judges are asked to determine who should be allowed to check if files have been wiped.

Ireland-based Facebook is heading back to court because the 21-year-old victim, named as Chantal, refuses to accept its choice of investigator, the Telegraaf says on Wednesday.

In June, Facebook was ordered to come clean about the origins of a sex film featuring the woman which was placed on the social media platform.

Facebook Nederland told the court all the information about the person who opened the account had been wiped from their system. Nevertheless, the court ruled Facebook had two weeks to gather all the information it could about who was behind the account and said if it has been wiped, this must be verified by an independent third party.

Chantal’s lawyer, Thomas van Vugt, told the Telegaaf that Facebook will only give access to ‘an unknown Irish investigator… who runs a little bureau with his wife’ not Dutch forensic IT specialist Mark Hoekstra, as Chantal wants.

Facebook is now demanding the court appoint its chosen Irish investigator to the case. Judges will decide on the issue on Friday.

 

© DutchNews.nl

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