Update: HK court rules tycoon can sue Google for libel over search function

Aug 6, 2014

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

A Hong Kong court has ruled that local tycoon Albert Yeung can sue Google for defamation over the “autocomplete” function of its search engine that suggested links to organized crime. Decision could have far-reaching consequences for global tech giant. (This updates reference on page 45 of book.)

Court of First Instance decision, Yeung v Google, can be found here.

Hong Kong court rules tycoon can sue Google over ‘autocomplete’ search suggestions,”  South China Morning Post, Stuart Lau, 6 August 2014

HK Court: Tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete“, Associated Press, Kelvin Chan, 6 August 2014

“Google on the run,” Wall Street Journal, 12 August 2014