EFF Backs Facebook In Fight Over 3rd-Party Subpoenas

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation is backing Facebook Inc.'s efforts to convince a California appeals court that service providers should not be obligated to turn over users' account information to nongovernmental third parties, saying on Tuesday the Stored Communications Act prohibits such disclosures.

Facebook is fighting a Los Angeles Superior Court order forcing it to respond to a subpoena requesting the account information of an alleged domestic violence victim submitted by her purported attacker. While that case was mooted by the alleged attacker's withdrawal of his subpoena,...
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