Web Violates Bryant Accuser’s Privacy

By Deane Barker on July 20, 2004

Bryant accuser asks judge to stop posting court documents: Some interesting privacy implications in the Kobe Bryant case.

The attorney for the woman accusing NBA star Kobe Bryant of rape on Monday urged the judge to stop posting court documents on the Web, saying she and her family are concerned about her safety.

[… her attorney] said mistakes by court staff have put his client in danger. He cited the inadvertent posting of her name in an online document earlier this year and the accidental e-mail of closed-door hearing details to a handful of news organizations last month.

Mistakes in online content are directly proportionate to how easy it is to post content (see this post for a similar theme).