Is it illegal to answer an extremely personal relationship question online and then publish the question and answer in their newspaper column without consent. It was supposed to be a strictly confidential online forum. The person was easily identifiable and it has caused much heartache.
Who published this online, and who sent it to the newspaper?
Why cant you reply to this question in a general sense? I am not comfortable naming this person just now. This person has her own weekly column in the newspaper as well as an online counselling service. What was supposed to be in confidence over the net became her weekly article without my knowledge or consent.
Well generally there is no right to privacy when you put something on the internet, especially if you posted it in a public forum.Alex40523.0629139699
The thing is I didnt post it in a public forum and that is the whole point!
She offered a service on her own secured website as part of her service. It was a private consultation for which she guaranteed confidentiality.
Well, unless she lied you cannot sue her for defamation. While betraying someone's confidences is unethical, it is not illegal unless you are a member of a professional body (ie. doctor/lawyer/counsellor,etc).I'm sorry, and I wish I had better news for you. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me if I were to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. As such, if my answer has been helpful or informative to you, even if it wasn't necessarily what you wanted to hear, please hit the Accept button.
She says she is a counsellor!!! Does that mean that if she is a member of a professional body of counsellors then what she did was illegal ? I am assuming she is a member of a profession as she is making her living out of giving people relationship advice. She is also employed by a very prominent newspaper.
Thankyou for your reply.
[QUOTE] Does that mean that if she is a member of a professional body of counsellors then what she did was illegal ? [/QUOTE] It means you can report her to that body and potentially get her kicked out.
I want to accept your answer but as I have already paid why is more $$$ being paid to your account??
You have only put money into your account. When you press the Accept button, the money from your account leaves your account and is deployed to pay the expert. You don't get charged a second time.
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