Yelp Cheered for Winning Fight to Protect Identities of Reviewers

Yelp was cheered after it won a public battle to defend the identities of seven users who had been targeted for their reviews. The company went to court to challenge a subpoena from a Virginia-based carpet cleaning company demanding the identities of reviewers who posted negative reviews. Yelp fought the issue for nearly two years before winning in the Virginia Supreme Court, a moment hailed as “a victory for Yelp and its anonymous commenters.”

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