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Law Technology News, October 20, 2011

Discovery of Social Media in New York

By Emily K. Stitelman

Although there is no right to privacy with respect to content located on social networking sites, like Facebook and MySpace, attorneys must tread carefully when attempting to access information designated as “private” on these sites. Both the New York City Bar and the New York State Bar Association have opined that lawyers may not use false or deceptive information to “friend” a party or non-party (or cause someone else to friend a party or non-party) in order to obtain non-public information about that person.

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