Kevin Koeninger reports:
A father claims in court that a law firm and an insurer hired an investigator to pose as the Facebook friend of his 12-year-old daughter, who had been hurt in a dog attack, “for the purpose of examining and printing all of the postings and pictures contained” on her Facebook profile.
Nelson Cope sued two people and three businesses on behalf of his daughter, in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
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Okay, you’re probably thinking that Dad needs to wake up to the reality that whatever you post on Facebook is fair game, right? But what if the investigator acquired the friend’s Facebook login and used that to access to the daughter’s page? What then? It would seem to be a Facebook TOS violation, but are there grounds for any civil claim against the investigator and his clients?