Sep 052011
 
 September 5, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court

Bob Van Voris reports:

Paul Ceglia, who claims a 2003 contract with Mark Zuckerberg made him a partner in Facebook Inc., said the company’s lawyers committed an “egregious and massive violation” of his privacy by publishing his e-mail passwords.

Facebook’s lawyers, from the 1,000-lawyer firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, included passwords to Ceglia’s Web-based e-mail accounts in a court document filed Sept. 1 in federal court in Buffalo, New York, according to a filing by Ceglia. The papers were removed from the public file the next day and Ceglia, in Ireland, changed the passwords, according to his lawyers.

Read more on Bloomberg.

Note: In response to an inquiry I received, I’ve uploaded the court’s order compelling the production of the passwords. See Paragraph 5 of the order.

I’ve also uploaded Facebook’s memorandum of law supporting their motion for expedited discovery.

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