Aug 122014
 August 12, 2014  Posted by  Business, Court, Online, Surveillance

Nick Divito reports:

The New York Civil Liberties Union threw its support behind Facebook’s legal challenge to the Manhattan District Attorney’s forcing the social media site to turn over the contents of 381 user accounts.

The ACLU and the NYCLU filed an amicus brief on Aug. 7 in New York County Supreme Court.

“The sensitive information we share on social media, like where we’re going and who we’re seeing, our political affiliations, our hobbies and our private conversations, are owed the highest level of protection,” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said in a statement. “Government entities shouldn’t be conducting broad fishing expeditions into our personal and social conversations with our family and friends with no regard to our privacy.”

Read more on Courthouse News.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for the link.

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