Facebook Loses a Lawsuit Involving a Government Subpoena, Must Provide Private Information about 400 Individuals to the Federal Government

A New York appeals court recently denied Facebook Inc.’s attempt to block a search warrant seeking the social media content of nearly 400 individuals. Prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office sought access to users’ posts, photos, private messages, and other account information, maintaining that the social media content contradicted the defendants’ disability claims. Facebook moved to quash the warrant, arguing that it violated users’ Fourth Amendment rights.

After losing at the trial court level, Facebook turned over the records.

Details may be found in an article by Donald Scarinci at http://blog.nj.com/njv_donald_scarinci/2015/09/ny_suit_involving_facebook_sub.html.

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