Facebook’s appeal against the handing over of data users




Facebook’s appeal against the ruling of a New York judge ruled that the social networking data of 381 people suspected of fraud had to hand. The data ranged from liked pages to private messages to other users.

Court That reports The New York Times on Thursday. In the case that the Manhattan district had filed against the users, the prosecution asked the data from the Facebook accounts of the suspects on the social networking site. These users would have submitted to insurance companies, because they no longer would be able to work. Physically false claims On the basis of data that can be found on their Facebook profiles, would, however, be seen that this was not the case. In total, are , according to The Wall Street Journal 134 filed charges against the users and insurance companies have about $ 400 million loss suffered by the fraud. Half of the defendants would have known by now. Debt

Facebook did not want to hand over personal data, because the applications in his opinion contrary to the American Fourth Amendment . This law stipulates that the State shall not conduct unreasonable searches and personal belongings should not take. No reason

The New York judge has ruled that Facebook just a platform where data is re-posted online, and no target for a criminal investigation. Facebook, according to the court only a storage area for the data of its users. Therefore, the law would not apply to Facebook in the case which is now running at 381 of its users. The court ruled that should not be affected users who have to ensure that they can erase once they realize that there is an investigation into them. Their information on Facebook known According to The New York Times undermines the decision of the New York judge the Fourth Amendment.

Facebook would be surprised at the amount of orders that the court presented on the site. It would also indignant about the fact that the court ruled that the court orders can not be challenged., In this specific case A Facebook spokesperson tells The New York Times that, if it does not get the chance to go on appeal, there is a chance that within indefinitely nobody gets a chance to hold. Potential intrusions against

Earlier this week ruled the U.S. Supreme Court that a warrant is required to search and recover mobile phones. This is because the information posted by a user on a mobile phone privacy so sensitive that it is similar to a search of someone’s home.

Update 11:58: Clarified that Facebook will appeal against the earlier ruling


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