Feb 032017
 

S.P. Sullivan reports:

 Police in New Jersey can sift through a suspect’s private social media messages without applying for an order under the state’s wiretapping laws, according to a state appeals court decision published Thursday.

The three-judge panel ruled communications such as direct messages and protected posts on platforms like Twitter aren’t subject to the tighter privacy rules that apply to telephone calls.

The court held that authorities still need a communications data warrant before they can compel social media companies to produce private user data.

Read more on NJ.com.

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