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Judge orders divorcing couple to trade facebook passwords:

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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Judge orders divorcing couple to trade facebook passwords:

Some judges, however, have taken it upon themselves to force the litigants to hand over their Facebook passwords to facilitate the gathering of evidence.

In fact, just recently, one couple was asked to swap passwords in order to help resolve a custody dispute. The husband claims that he saw some rather incriminating things on their shared computer. He suspects that they could find more evidence in her Facebook, eHarmony, and Match accounts. The husband’s lawyer asked the wife for her passwords, a request which she obviously refused. But then her own lawyer advised her to hand them over – at which point, the wife went and asked her friend to change her passwords and to delete some data.

The judge then issued an order forbidding her to delete anything on those accounts. The husband, too, was asked to hand over his passwords – which he willingly did, claiming complete confidence that he has nothing to hide. The lawyers on both sides are now free to scour the opposing camp’s social networking accounts for any possible evidence that might be relevant to the case.

The judge did issue an order forbidding both parties to post messages pretending to be the other, so they are at least safe from impersonation pranks. However, such a court order is highly invasive and something that everyone must keep in mind while accessing social networking sites.

HOLY INVASION OF PRIVACY BATMAN

by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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lanceandhailey
by Bronze Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:38 PM

 Wowzers!

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