When can you ask (or threaten) an online publication to remove materials?

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I run several online magazines and every once in a while, some displeased individual would write to me and request for a video/photograph/article to be taken down. Threats range from defamation to privacy, annoyingly often misapplying the Personal Data Protection Act.  I have refused each one of these requests. For me, a good starting point is the …

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Daily SG: 19 Sep 2014

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Daily SG: 18 Sep 2014

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Daily SG: 16 Sep 2014

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Daily SG – What everyone is talking about: 11 Sep 2014 #singapore #oursgconv
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