A few months ago I confronted another Facebook related case where we were arguing over what level of Facebook activity constituted a solicitation in violation of a non-solicitation covenant.
In their latest effort to curb potential consumer privacy abuses, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy are challenging the potential misuse of data about WhatsApp users’ data as a result of WhatsApp’s acquisition by Facebook for $16 billion.
We have written many times on the this blog about the dangers of using social media in connection with an ongoing divorce, custody dispute, domestic violence matter, and more. Apparently Rachel Canning, the New Jersey teen suing her parents for financial support and college payments, is not a subscriber to the blog. If she were, she would know that creating a Facebook page to support her suit against her parents is only going to lead to trouble.
As you update your Facebook page, have you ever wondered how your beneficiaries could obtain access to your “digital assets” upon your death? Indeed, could they access your digital assets if you were incapacitated during your lifetime?
Obtaining information through a subpoena may be easier said than done. Third-party subpoenas to social networking sites are likely to result in an objection on the grounds that the production of private information would violate the Stored Wire and Electronic Communications Privacy Act (SCA).
On Facebook’s 10th birthday Pew reported that “64% of Facebook users visit the site on a daily basis” and it is still the “dominant social networking platform, used by 57% of all American adults and 73% of all those ages 12-17.”
When does a confidentiality provision in a settlement agreement mean what it says? What if you tell your children about your confidential settlement and they post about it on Facebook?
On January 24, 2014, in a case filed against Facebook by German consumer protection association VZBV, the Berlin Court of Appeal (“Court”) upheld a lower court ruling that Facebook’s “Friend Finder” function is unlawful.