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DECISION T-117 / 2018

 RIGHTS TO PRIVACY, HONOUR, ONE´S GOOD NAME AND IMAGE IN THE SOCIAL NETWORKS

In two cases filed independently it is found that there is an infringement of fundamental rights when some statements which are offensive and/or insulting to the plaintiffs are posted on social networking sites. In this case, it is addressed constitutional case law on whether the action for protection is admissible against individuals when there is a helpless state; whether the "tutela" is admissible for the protection of fundamental rights  to privacy, honor, one´s good name and image; the constitutional guarantees for freedom of expression and access to information and their scope and limits; the duty to have previously requested the rectification of erroneous and inaccurate information and the exceptio veritatis  which exempts from liability those behaviors that affect the rights to honor and good name.