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Making the Judge Your “Friend” on Facebook?

This past week the news reported the story of a judge in Connecticut who ordered both parties in a child custody dispute to give each other their Facebook passwords. The judge made this order so they each could look for...more

MySpace and Facebook: Where Your Information is Made Public and Your Private Information is Made Discoverable

If you're like most individuals who frequent social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, you probably believe that adjusting your privacy setting to "private" means that nobody will have access to your webpage without...more

Court Holds Private Social Media Postings Discoverable in Personal Injury Lawsuit

It’s undeniable–social media use is increasing exponentially. And, with this rapid increase in the use of social media, more attorneys are quickly realizing the utility of social media postings in litigation. When witnesses...more

Is 'Private' Data on Social Networks Discoverable?

On May 26, a federal court issued an opinion in a discovery dispute that applies outmoded federal electronic privacy laws from the 1980s to Facebook and MySpace. The ruling could permanently change the way "social networking"...more

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