More courts ordering access to Facebook posts

by Walter Olson on January 28, 2011

One judge found it “unrealistic to expect that such disclosures [of personal and private information on Facebook] would be considered confidential.” But does a litigant’s use of smiley faces in online communication really contradict her claims to have suffered loss of enjoyment of life? [Reuters/MSNBC]

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1 Suzanne Lucas 01.28.11 at 6:52 am

It does seem rather difficult to argue a right to privacy when you’ve shared it with your closest 750 friends.

2 Mannie 01.28.11 at 10:28 am

> But does a litigant’s use of smiley faces in online communication really contradict her claims to have suffered loss of enjoyment of life?

Everything you say will be taken down, twisted, quoted out of context, and used in evidence against you.

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