Social Networks and the Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

December 7, 2011

  • 307A Pretrial Procedure
  • 307AII Depositions and Discovery
  • 307AII(E) Production of Documents and Things and Entry on Land
  • 307AII(E)3 Particular Documents or Things
  • 307Ak371 k. Documents, Papers, and Books in General.

307A Pretrial ProcedurePlaintiff did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in information published on social networking websites, and therefore, disclosure was warranted of private information to defendant in plaintiff’s personal injury action, where plaintiff consented to the fact that the information would be shared when she created the accounts.
Romano v. Steelcase Inc., 907 N.Y.S.2d 650 (Sup. Ct. 2010)
Suggested by Allan Marain, Attorney; Law Offices of Allan Marain; New Brunswick, NJ