Update: Google to appeal against jurisdiction in tycoon’s case

Nov 1, 2014

by Doreen Weisenhaus with contributions by Rick Glofcheski and Yan Mei Ning (Expanded Second Edition, Hong Kong University Press 2014)

Oct. 30, 2014 — A Hong Kong court has granted permission to Google to appeal against an earlier ruling that Hong Kong has jurisdiction to hear entertainment tycoon Albert Yeung Sau-shing’s defamation lawsuit against the US technology giant. The judge ruled that the tech giant’s libel fight with Yeung should go to a higher court to bring ‘enlightenment’ to an ‘uneasy area’ of defamation law. Yeung sued Google, saying that its “autocomplete” function of its search engine linked him to triad gangs and asking removal of those links.

South China Morning Post article