Personal Privacy

Facebook’s Legal Counsel Claims That Users Are to Blame For Company’s Privacy Violations

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Representing Facebook in federal court, Orin Snyder of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher claimed that the plaintiffs’ charges of privacy invasion were invalid because Facebook users have no expectation of privacy on Facebook.

According to the company’s legal counsel, the simple act of using Facebook negated any user’s expectation of privacy.

An outside party can’t violate what you yourself destroyed, Snyder seemed to suggest.

Snyder stated in court: “By sharing with a hundred friends on a social media platform, which is an affirmative social act to publish, to disclose, to share ostensibly private information with a hundred people, you have just, under centuries of common law, under the judgment of Congress, under the SCA, negated any reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Curated from The Intercept

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