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

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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