FROM THE WEB: Ashley Madison T&Cs May Protect It From Lawsuits


It is no secret that hacked adultery site Ashley Madison are on the receiving end of a number of filed lawsuits, as victims of the hack claim a total of $500 million in damages.

And although it seems unlikely that they will come out on top, this recent article on Forbes explains how the site will use its Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy to “minimize or eliminate its liability”.

Written by attorney Brian Powers, the post outlines the key messages stated in the site’s Terms and Conditions, which the company may try to use to defend itself from the multiple lawsuits against them.

Powers also identifies another problem for the claimants, being that Ashley Madison has given itself the right to modify its Terms and Conditions at anytime, and expects its users to check the print for regular updates.

This factor could have a huge impact on the weight of victim’s claims against the company, given that their continued use of the site means they automatically accept the changes.

Read the full article here.

Danielle White

Danielle is a Junior Reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Reading, she has studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University and has a passion for writing and reporting. She enjoys travelling and likes to spend her free time socialising with friends and attending music events.

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