2.22.2010

Should Courts Be Able To Subpoena Facebook Posts?

Continuing in my string of news posts. Recent headlines brought to light a case in Edwardsville, IL where a lawyer is fighting to have material from Facebook posts released as evidence.

Facebook representatives point to the "Stored Communications Act" which prohibits the release of information, even with a subpoena.

The lawyer for the defendant in this particular case feels that "Facebook friendships" may have impacted the investigation of an incident which involved several police offers.

Could get interesting if they push this one to a higher court system.

Here's a link to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch article:
http://m.stltoday.com/STL/db_10907/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=EflywicU&detailindex=0&pn=0&ps=10

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