US Dist Ct Holds that Content on Social Networks Visible Only to Restricted Users is Protected

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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” sites are viewed by businesses and those involved in litigation. The decision also appears to offer the first in-depth analysis on the effect of “privacy settings” found on many social networking sites and whether information is protected from discovery by federal privacy laws.

Read the full article for more on the implications of the 1986 Stored Communications Act to today’s social networks.