Facebook Service Breaks Onto the Scene: Is a Person’s Virtual Life Now at Risk of Being a Platform for Service of Process?
We talk quite a bit on this blog about how the law often lags behind technology rather significantly. There is no more fundamental a legal concept than service.
It turns out Facebook Messenger may be destined for something greater than just sharing the latest in animal gifs.
Facebook continues its march towards recognition as a stable and reliable mode of legal publication and evidentiary source with a recent decision by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper’s ruling that an estranged wife’s attorney may serve divorce papers to her husband through Facebook’s direct messenger system.
Today the Schrems v. Irish Data Protection Commission case was brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) for an oral hearing, following referral by the Irish High Court.
The New Times reports today that publishers, including the New York Times itself, are on the verge of publishing directly on Facebook.
Today a delegation of Facebook is meeting with the Belgian ‘Secretary of State’ responsible for Privacy , Bart Tommelein. The subject of conversation are Facebook’s new terms of service and data policy, which are claimed to be in breach of the Belgian Data Protection Act.
In the past, preparing to pass on your estate meant getting your affairs in order. Now, you need to get your digital affairs in order as well.