THERE IS NO REAL PRIVACY ON FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKS

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If you get sued in court, will your Facebook privacy settings protect you from opposing counsel’s request for electronic discovery? If that information is material and necessary for the opposition’s case and the need for the information outweighs any privacy concerns, then that “private” information might be available, no matter what privacy settings you set for your profile. And not even deleted information is safe from the grasp of the court.

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Constitutional Law Updates, Privacy Updates, Electronic Discovery Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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