Clark v TripAdvisor LLC [2014] CSIH 110

Document type
Court Decision
A Scottish case, in which the claiming guest house owners were refused a court order which would oblige TripAdvisor - a US-based company – to disclose the personal data of users who wrote allegedly defamatory reviews about the claimant’s establishment. The base of the refusal was that the Scottish Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972 did not cover the identification requests aimed at entities located outside of the country.
Topic, claim, or defense
Defamation or Personality Rights
Privacy or Data Protection
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Lowest Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
OSP obligation considered
Data Retention or Disclosure
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Strengthens Immunity