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Your Facebook postings and password may not be immune from disclosure by court order

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Jan 04, 2012 Your Facebook postings and password may not be immune from disclosure by court order

Beware any notion that your Facebooking activities are confidential. Recently a Pennsylvania trial court granted a motion to compel discovery against a civil litigation plaintiff’s Facebook page contents, user ID, and password, finding no special privacy protection in such material, and direct litigation relevance in the plaintiff’s public Facebook postings about a much less injurious life than the one claimed in the plaintiff’s lawsuit. Largent v. Reed, et al., No. 2009-1823 (Ct. of Common Pleas – Franklin County Branch, Nov. 7, 2011).

Thanks to the Maryland Injury Law blog for posting on Largent.

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