A business consultant who wants to know who’s been anonymously disparaging and fixating on her online has gotten a court to force Google to tell her, reports the Associated Press.
As she joined a growing number of people who have persuaded courts to unmask troublesome cyber ciphers, Carla Franklin said Wednesday she hoped her case would help others combat similar problems.
“The Internet cannot become a safe haven for harassers and stalkers,” she said in an e-mail.
Google Inc. declined to comment. The Mountain View, Calif.-based online giant says it doesn’t discuss individual cases to protect users’ privacy, but it follows applicable laws.