in summary: students at a school in Turin, Italy filmed and then uploaded a video to Google Video that showed them bullying an autistic schoolmate...[and then ].. a public prosecutor in Milan decided to indict four Google employees —David Drummond, Arvind Desikan, Peter Fleischer and George Reyes (who left the company in 2008). The charges brought against them were criminal defamation and a failure to comply with the Italian privacy code
but Google did comply with the privacy code so everybody is scratching their head about it. and there is slippery slope talk being thrown around. All in all this is a sad turn of events in internet history.