In U.S. Courts, Facebook Posts Become Less Private
This is beginning to catch on across the country. You do have a right of privacy in your private Facebook postings. But in the context of litigation, that right can be overcome.
It's the latest litigation tactic in the online age: U.S. lawyers are trying to mine the private zones of Facebook and other social-media sites for photos, comments, status updates and other tidbits that might contradict what their opponents are saying in court. And increasingly, judges in civil cases are granting access to online caches that had formerly been considered off-limits.