Media Outlets Forbidden from Identifying Recently Released Drug Cartel Ex-Boss as Plaintiff in Privacy Lawsuit
I just learned about the order, which was entered in federal court for the Northern District of California in Oct. 2020 (Doe v. Google, Inc.):
The Court orders that Plaintiff may proceed under a pseudonym[ and] that Defendants are prohibited from disclosing Plaintiff’s identity to any third party unless such disclosure is necessary to defend against this action (and if so, with a protective order).
The defendants were Borderland Beat, a prominent and oft-cited blog labeled by one publication as “one of the best resources for current and accurate information on Mexico’s bloody drug wars – and its key players”; many Spanish-language publications (El Siglo De Torreon, Noventa Grados, Codigo Rojo Noticias, Infobae, El Manana, Reporte Nivel Uno, Omnia, Valor Tamaulipeco, Reforma, El Norte, Noticias PV Nayarit, Vanguardia); and Google and Blogger.com. The plaintiff has been identified in a news account as Armando Valencia Cornelio, former leader of the Milenio Cartel, who had recently been released from fed
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