Facebook for the Prosecution
Date:  01-19-2018

How social media companies take sides in criminal cases
From The Marshall Project

Companies like Twitter and Facebook cooperate with police and prosecutors when asked for access to accounts. But these companies say privacy laws prevent them from sharing similar information with defense attorneys who subpoena records aimed to helping their clients. A pending California case interpreting the outdated Stored Communications Act of 1986 may change that. In collaboration with WNYC’s “The Takeaway,” here is the latest in our “Case in Point” series. Continue reading >>>